By Jeanine Elise Aune
Our year did not go as planned, I’m afraid. I had a mastectomy and first stage reconstruction in June last year (2019), the second stage reconstruction in October, and the final reconstruction surgery this May (fingers crossed no more are necessary!). I’ve just recently started fully back in the saddle and throughout the process, DRF Little Einstein (“Bertie”) has been taking care of me. He’s kind and gentle when I’ve come first back after each surgery, then gets smart and sassy when I’m ready for more horsepower. The attached video/image is from my first ride back after the mastectomy.