Spent the last few months dealing with lymphoma - Chemo, weight loss, hair loss, feeling crappy. Here's sort of the way things played out during that time - Part One: 6 weeks waiting to find out what exactly was wrong with me. ie, was I going to live or not?; Part Two: working to find my balance in the middle of many extremes, physical and psychological. Part Three: slowly finding bits and pieces of my creative groove again in spite of everything else going on at the time. Part four (now): Finishing chemo and starting to get going again for real, but also dealing now with some not-so-wonderful physical after-effects from chemo too. However, my art making engines are up and running seriously again now, something that always makes me happy, more than happy actually because once I'm firing in all cylinders in that zone, everything becomes easier and I feel more deeply connected no matter what my body is doing or the condition it's in.