I will soon be having a prophylactic /Mastectomy to ward off future breast cancer. This has come about because of some genetic testing. It turns out I have a rouge gene. My best joke about this is, that it is like finding out your family is in the Mafia and there is a hit out on you.
But jokes aside. I have had stage three breast cancer and don't want to go down that road again. So although I feel fine and am in no danger at this moment I have decided to have the surgery soon and then the recover will begin.
I think my arms will be the most effected. This means I may have to be away from the easel and frankly that stings more than the other obvious loss.
So that is why I have been painting myself so much. I feel the need to document who I am at this time and remember my spirit and my drive to be connected and to do the work I enjoy.
I wanted to share this because otherwise there would be speculation and there is no need for fear or worry. I have to do this thing and I will be back as soon as I possibly can. I hope in the meantime to see a pile of pet friends waiting to be painted.
Also I still have the month of March to enjoy.....so I will be painting for the next few weeks and then I will be away for a few weeks but hopefully not forgotten.
I will be back...
As I always say...More later...