Our cruising plans are on hold for a while. Sherrell has just been diagnosed with Breast Cancer here in Mazatlan but not to fear, the initial prognosis is good and we feel very positive about a full recovery. Right now, we are spending our days researching the internet, reading books, and getting as many opinions and recommendations we can about tackling this head on, with the best possible medical personnel. We are currently searching for the best oncologist (cancer specialist) here in Mexico, which will probably be in one of the large cities such as Guadalajara, Monterey or Mexico City. If we don’t find the person(s) we feel can provide the best treatment here, we will go to the U.S. We are fortunate to have close friends here on another cruising boat, Ocean Lady, who just successfully beat breast cancer 1 ½ years ago who have been giving us invaluable moral support as well as information and recommendations. They also have the name of an excellent oncologist in the U.S. so we know we have that option to fall back on.
Please don’t feel sad or worried – we’re not. We are facing this as we would face any problem: with determination, a positive attitude, and information, information, information. Send your positive thoughts our way.
Sherrell & Eric