One year later

The temperatures here have remained below freezing and tonight may reach zero, a marker of seasonal change.

Today marks another cycle. One year ago today, a CT scan in Thailand revealed a large tumor in my pelvis. That launched a quick return home and six months of intensive cancer treatment at the Mayo Clinic, followed by the slow process of recovery. This is an anniversary we are happy to celebrate — albeit quietly — as matters could have turned out differently. As it is, I continue to gain strength, even though recovery will likely last another year.

Many lessons with ups & downs & uncertainties. Many blessings from family & friends & Dhamma. While life often plays rough, the adventure continues.

Not everyone gets to join the Cancer Club, but I’m sure you’ll have your special curve balls to swing with. May all of you be well, at peace, and free. Celebrate your healing milestones whenever you can.

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7 Responses to One year later

  1. charlie knower says:

    A poignant anniversary. I am happy that you are here to celebrate.


  2. Bil says:

    And many more.

  3. karenkvasnicka says:

    We are glad you are doing so well!
    May you find continued good health and joy each day.
    Thank you once again for your teaching and willingness to share the richness of the dharma with all of us.
    with much metta,
    Karen from Nevada

  4. Alfredo says:

    In portuguese Parabéns, Congratulations for 1 year good, and beautifull hairs for all


    Ananda upasaka

  5. Rosana says:

    Dear Santikaro,

    I am very happy for you! Thanks for the kind words, as usual. I wish you, your family and friends a peaceful and healthy New Year! Let us all celebrate! With metta. Rosana.

  6. Kurt Rasmussen says:

    It’s good to see you’re doing so well. I wanted to visit liberation park last summer but it didn’t work out. Maybe next summer.

  7. santi says:

    Thanks for the kind thoughts & continued support. Family, friends, Dhamma, and each other have gotten us thru this so far.
    Many blessings to all!

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