Wow my Retirement Life has just flown by! I want to give everyone an update on what has been going on with me. Being a retiree has had its ups and downs.
The photo above is myself in the middle, on the left with the Pink T-Shirt that says “Are you Dense” is my niece, and on the right is my sister, also a retiree.
My niece is an advocate for Dense Breast testing, because as I was being diagnosed with Breast Cancer, so was she due to Dense Breasts! We both are doing well. But please ask your doctor about Dense Breasts because women with Dense Breasts need to have MRI’s to see breast cancer. MRI’s are now paid for by insurance if you have documented Dense Breasts.
After my surgeries for Breast Cancer and my GIST stomach tumor, it took me a while to recover. I have been flying every 6 months from Alaska to Virginia Mason Medical Center in Seattle, WA for treatments and imaging. Everything is going well and no recurrence has been noted in any imaging. My energy level has improved greatly this year.
My husband officially started Retirement Life this last year. We began last September to become officially known as “Snowbirds.”
We spent 2 months in Tucson, AZ. Where my little 4 yr old King Charles Spaniel contacted what is called Valley Fever or Coccidiomycosis. We almost lost him. We had to feed him by hand for almost 3 months. But with medications, prayers and lots of love, he has pulled through, but will need to be on medications the rest of his life. Valley Fever is a fungal infection that cannot be cured. So to those of you who travel often in AZ, be aware that animals can get this disease as well as people. I always thought it was only something people got in the southern states.
Retirement Life took us From Tucson, AZ to the Keys, Florida. Our children came to visit as did other family and friends. It was a busy winter with lots of fishing and playing in the sun!