Update and . . . visitor at the birdbath

Hello everyone,

Many, many thanks for all of your good wishes and sharing those high energy healing thoughts.

As you may recall, I had a CT scan in late September which discovered a growth outside the pelvis behind my rectal area. Then on September 30 they did a biopsy on the tumor finding it to be a rare carcinoma. They have been working on the source of the cancer in order to develop the best treatment strategy. It has been described as slow-growing and CT & MRI scans have found no spreading in my chest or head area. Last week we worked through that it was not a urologic cancer which had been one suggested source. I have an appointment next week with a colorectal surgeon at Kaiser San Francisco to determine the next steps to be taken.

I’ll be needing to take a few hikes off to get all of this taken care of but hopefully will be back on the trail with all of you soon.

Love and hugs all around, Lew

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Meanwhile on Monday in the garden, we had a beautiful, breath-taking moment. I checked with Michael and he said that it was difficult to be sure whether it was a Sharp-shinned Hawk (Accipiter striatus) or a Cooper’s hawk (Accipiter cooper) but which ever it was, it was wild and wonderful!
It seemed to be a juvenile without the more distinctive adult markings.

https://www.audubon.org/news/a-beginners-guide-iding-coopers-and-sharp-shinned-hawks

https://www.audubon.org/field-guide/bird/sharp-shinned-hawk

https://www.audubon.org/field-guide/bird/coopers-hawk

https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Sharp-shinned_Hawk/id

http://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Coopers_Hawk/sounds Color me quizzical.

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