| 21 February, 2014 23:27
This is my first blog entry since July 31, 2011. At that point, I already suspected that something was terribly wrong with my husband and soul mate, the love of my life, Mac. By October 7, three days before his birthday, we had a definitive diagnosis: Glioblastoma Multiforme Stage IV brain cancer. Told that he had only weeks to live without treatment, we attacked the disease with everything we had. For the next 25 months, we gave it our all, 24/7. But finally last December, Mac succumbed...not to the disease, but to the treatment. He died of " late effect" radiation necrosis. The story of his battle with cancer is documented on his Caring Bridge website: http://www.caringbridge.org/visit/macayers.
Now that he's gone, I am trying to find my way back to my art, so my first entries will be about that journey. Today, for the first time since Mac was diagnosed in 2011, I feel that the "creative window" opened just a bit for a few hours. I have a painting started! The drawing and underpainting are completed. More to follow tomorrow.