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Returning to normal?
It’s been a long time since the last episode. A looooong time.
So much has happened in the last few months.
First as mentioned in episode 33 we had our first visitors in over two years!
We had a fantastic couple of weeks with them. I’m sure I ate forty-billion-trillion times my own weight in food but what can you do when everything is so delicious? It was super fun to catch up with old friends and get out and about. Especially seeing how Mr.C took a week off too.
No sooner had our guest gone (less than 12 hours) than we were back at the airport boarding a plane for our first holiday in over two years that wasn’t a trip home to see the tribe.
It was only a 2 night 3 day trip to KL (Malaysia) but it was fantastic to actually be on holiday. To shop and sightsee. To not worry about making my own bed or cooking my own food. Or anything really, except enjoying the sights of a city we’d never been to.
After that whirlwind trip is was back home to get ready for my trip to Oz (I’m still in Oz) and the much anticipated arrival of Gbaby #8.
Xavier James made his appearance at 2:14am on the 8th of the 8th.
He may have broken the 6s and 7s that all the other Gbabies arrived on but we’re all super excited about all those 8s!
Mr.C will have no excuse to forget Xavier’s birthdate because he just has to remember what number he is in the Gbaby lineup.
And damn, it’s one hell of a lineup now!
8! EIGHT!!! We have EIGHT Gbabies now!
In five an a half years we’ve gone from 0 to 8! And our youngest hasn’t even started giving us Gbabies yet!
Whenever we all get together there are 18 of us! 8 of them 5 and under!
We’re almost out numbered!
And we’re loving every second of it. 🙂
With everything that’s been going on it totally slipped my mind that I’m fast approaching the 1 year mark of my diagnosis.
In fact, this time last year I was clueless to the fact I had cancer.
Actually, today marks 1 year since my first appointment with my surgeon. The day I was booked in for biopsies of both breasts.
So much has changed.
So much is the same.
Life goes on. Babies are born. Families grow.
And I could have missed all of it.
That’s hitting hard this week. Maybe because I watched another new life enter the world and remember this time last year I was upset by the fact I was missing another Gbaby birth because of Covid restrictions.
Or maybe it’s the 1 year mark of being diagnosed coming up that’s causing all these crazy thoughts.
I don’t know.
I do know that life appears to be normal. I’m in Oz for the birth of a Gbaby and I haven’t been able to do that in a few years. We’re able to travel to take a holiday. Have visitors come to see us in Singapore. So many things that were normal before breast cancer.
Maybe I’m overthinking. Maybe not.
Maybe it’s just that I don’t feel as though cancer is hanging over my head anymore and life is finally returning to ‘normal’.