Today was my check-out day from radiation even though I have one more. I met with Dr. Poen, who is gentle and tender, and radiates joy, which he said is true of all the people in that department and he is right. It is a radiant place, in all ways. Mary Pat gave me my final instructions. I am well-cared for, and am welcomed to return if I need help.
Ah, breathe. I am very happy today.
I met my friend who is visiting from New York, and celebrated my first trip to the ocean. We walked to the beach at Tennessee Valley, me in two sun-proof hats, and a sun-proof jacket. I can't tell you how my heart exulted to be in my favorite place, with all the greens and beginnings of gold. We met a fine quail. I walked right into the water, and baptised myself with it. My head is refreshed. Walking back, we saw what could only be a river otter in the lagoon there. It was unbelievable. What a day!!