This has been a very busy month. October, Breast Cancer Awareness Month, is always very full, and I have given a number of talks. In addition to activities in the Boston area, I have been in Columbus, Ohio to speak at a Komen Conference, in Sandusky, Ohio to speak at the North Shore Cancer Center Conference, and in St Paul, MN for a major family birthday. It is always a real treat to meet other women, hear of their experiences, and feel the immediate bonds between us.
Last night, I was reminded of the same bonds that connect us to the larger cancer community. We went to a wonderful dinner/fund raiser for the Boston Prostate Cancer Walk. The evening also honored one of our medical oncologists, Glenn Bubley, as "Man of the Year." Dr. Bubley is an especially warm, smart, sensitive, and gifted doctor, and many of his patients were there to demonstrate their respect and affection. We had a great time.
This evening, I am heading off on another very exciting trip, one that qualifies (for me anyway) as a true adventure. My husband and I are flying first to JFK and then getting on a non-stop flight to Cairo. I am, we are, thrilled by the prospect of two weeks in Egypt. Ever since I was a small girl, I have been fascinated by Egypt's splendid and remarkable past. For the past several months, I have been reading both fiction and history about the area and feel reasonably well prepared--and as though I have at least a chance of keeping some of the names straight!.
I do plan to try to keep up with this blog, but please understand if I miss a day here or there. We should have internet access throughout our trip, but I know that one good rule is to be prepare for the unexpected. I'm excited, and will share some of my experiences with you.