This was taken nearly two years ago while traveling through New Mexico. The Bandera Volcano is part of the El Malpais National Park. I had just had surgery on my ankle (broken in 3 places) the previous December–about 6 months before this photo was taken). It was probably the surgery that allowed the lymphatic lumps to become prominent enough for me to realize I should see a doctor about them.
One year after diagnosis I still have cancer and am refusing any chemical treatments. I have no idea how long I have to live, but I am not in pain, still treating it with diet and occasional exercise. I know I should exercise more. If we get to travel this summer I will.
I find myself with less energy than I used to have, but I am a sedentary person, a homebody except for family and church, and I am 67 years old, so for my age and limited exercise, I’m reasonably healthy.
However, I am probably one of the happiest people on earth. God fills me with joy and peace on a daily basis. His blessings are new every morning. I have a wonderful husband; I’m getting better at teaching children’s Sunday school; new opportunities have opened up for me to teach my grandchildren (they don’t go to church much); and most of all I have a wonderful Savior, Jesus Christ, who takes care of me better than anyone else can.