|Getting ready to walk along the beautiful Chicago lake shore|
|Terri, Elizabeth, and Mike just before the race|
|Terri and I stop for some water.|
|Watch out, bicyclists and runners!|
|Stopping with Daisy to view Buckingham Fountain|
|What a beautiful view out to the lake!|
|Daisy and Mike take a rest.|
|Celebrating with our medals|
|Dr. Mehta and me at the finish|
|I'm on the top right.|
Last Sunday I participated in the Cancer Survivor's Walk for the Lurie Cancer Center of Northwestern Memorial Hospital. (This is not the big fundraising walk we do in the fall for the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation, but one run by the hospital that has been treating me.) Terri, Elizabeth, Mike, and their dog Daisy joined me for a beautiful day along the lake. I am proud to say that I was able to walk the entire 3 miles with the aid of my cane and a couple rests along the way. I have had to replace one of my leg braces because I actually cracked it from so much wear over the year and am still trying to break in the new one.
One highlight was seeing my oncologist, Dr. Mehta, who sought me out when I was finishing the race. He is a great person in so many ways--not only a very skilled doctor in the forefront of treatments for my specific cancer, but very caring and concerned not only about me but also about Terri and my whole family. He is a big part of why Terri and I are where we are today, really enjoying life.