Today is the day that we go public with our news to our extended friend circles. Our families have known for months, our kids knew before that, but we've kept a pretty tight lid on the news past those folks.
This morning, I spoke with my boss and in about an hour C is speaking with the CEO at his office. When that is done, this will be a public and open conversation...and the butterflies are swarming!
As happenstance, I also had my quarterly appointment with my oncologist today. After 8 years, I am going to finally have my port removed (hopefully before the end of the year) and stop my injections of bone-strengthening medicine. The doctor was happy to hear that we have such wonderful plans in place, and believes that I will be fine to take on Spanish life with gusto. I have one final appointment scheduled with her in May, and I will stay on my hormone therapy for many moons. She is going to also reach out to a few of her contacts to see if they have recommendations for doctors in Valencia.
To be honest, I think that it's this that has my heart swimming laps in my stomach. My doctor has been asking me to have my port removed for at least a year--maybe closer to 2--however, my port has been my security blanket. I finally decided that since we're flying without a net across the Atlantic, I might as well truly soar.