Friday, November 25, 2016

Living Through Cancer

I’ve been quiet on the blog front for quite a while. First, I felt there was so much noise during the campaign and election and I didn’t want to add to the racket.
For the last month, a different kind of turmoil has kept me silent.
There’s no easy way to say, the cancer I prayed was in my rear view mirror is back. Almost two years after finishing chemo and radiation, I start a second course of chemo early in December.
When I was diagnosed with uterine cancer in June of 2014, I wrote the blog post, After You Hear It’s Cancer, about my feelings and reactions to hearing those terrifying words.
I don’t have all the words yet to describe what it’s like to hear it is cancer the second time around.
I wanted to be done writing about cancer, hoping I’d already learned and shared everything from this experience that I was supposed to learn.
But, life doesn't always give us what we want. So today, I write the blog I hoped never to write.
Each day, I’m reminded again I can live through cancer one day at a time. I know from experience that is easier when I am not alone. So, however you send positive vibes into the universe—prayer, chanting, holding in the light—could you send some of that my way?