Hi Vega and welcome,
There are a couple of us from Oregon here, so you're not out of place. Sorry to hear of your diagnosis. I hope your progression is gradual so that you can enjoy fatherhood and all the other things you planned to enjoy anyway.
Lots of us have gone on to doing and learning new things (even having more children) and trips away, so it's not the end, it's just another beginning, as your thread title states.