I am so glad baseball season is finally here. It means I am done with breast cancer treatment. When I was diagnosed back on June 2, 2011, my doctors laid out a treatment plan that included surgery, chemotherapy and radiation. I looked at the calendar and realized I would be wrapping up treatment about the same time as Opening Day. And what better way to celebrate than watching the Red Sox start the 2012 season in Detroit?
Yes, a win would have been nice. But when you’ve been where I have been, you don’t get too picky.
I wasn’t able to watch the game too closely because I had it on my iPhone at the office. It was just nice to hear Don and Jerry (another cancer survivor) and the crack of the bats. I wish there had been a few more cracks of the Red Sox bats but…
I really don’t have anything too significant to write about yesterday’s game. I’m just glad baseball season is finally here!
I just learned of Gary Carter’s passing today. I wrote about my brief encounter with him here.
Baseball has lost a great player. Palm Beach County has lost a wonderful humanitarian. My sincere condolences to his family and friends.
Although it hurts… this is how I will always remember him:
As you can see, I haven’t been around since Memorial Day. You probably haven’t even missed me since I wasn’t all that active in 2011.
I have been busy though – fighting breast cancer. I was diagnosed on June 2, 2011 and have a very good prognosis. I just completed six rounds of chemotherapy today and wanted to share this picture with you all.
I am sure 2012 is going to be a much better year for me and the Red Sox!
Sorry I haven’t been around for awhile. I have been very busy with work and school and life in general. It’s all good though. I certainly can’t complain.
And not to complain about MLBlogs but… I really need to figure out what the heck I’m doing here in WordPress. It is a bit of a learning curve, but I will get the hang of it – eventually – just like the Red Sox are getting the hang of it!
Granted, they lost last night. That’s okay. You can’t win them all. But we are finally in FIRST place in the AL East after hanging out in the cellar for about six weeks (or more). Of course, the AL East is such a tough division that the standings change almost daily. I just don’t want to see the Red Sox in the cellar anymore in 2011.
More to come.
Happy Memorial Day!