Dear one … your world will be turned upside down tomorrow. The call will come with the news you’ve been fearing … you will feel yourself sinking and the world spinning and the dark cloud will descend. The sobs and heartache will overwhelm and feel like it’s a bad dream that won’t lift. Read more
As i soaked in the bath tonight, something changed.
I looked over my body and felt a wave of grace; an overwhelming sense of compassion and appreciation and empathy for this body and all that it has endured and walked through in a year Read more
I was on the phone with my mom tonight, sharing (rapturously) about my time at the sauna today. She knows, and heard again this evening, just how powerful and impactful and refreshing my weekly sauna time has become.
One of the absolute highlights of my week, I told her. Every time I leave, I feel energized and nourished in ways I couldn’t have expected. Read more
2016 has been rough.
I hear people sharing that sentiment in reference to the political craziness that has been this year and for sure, I agree. But that’s just been the icing on the cake for the rest of the HARD that this year has been in my world. 🙂 I don’t know that I’ve *ever before welcomed the coming of a new year with such jubilation! Read more
Almost 7 months since finishing chemo,
nearly 5 months since surgery,
and over a month since the last radiation.
It was after 8 pm the other night, and a snack sounded really good. Nothing unhealthy, necessarily, but something to munch on.
And in that moment, I remembered my plan and the “loss” seemed small compare to the great gain I was choosing.
TOMORROW IS THE LAST DAY OF RADIATION!
The deep sense of exultation and celebration and relief that I feel is seriously off the charts! I am so, so thankful.
Radiation has been a different beast than chemo for sure. Looking back over both, chemo was much more grueling physically: dark days of sludge and malaise and nausea and exhaustion and overwhelm. I often felt like I was in a tunnel, and the days passed slowly with the end seeming so far out of sight. Read more
I have been in a groove, moving through radiation every morning, then jumping in to the daily groove of juggling the many balls that is my life. I have been eyeing the end date of radiation, counting down, and thinking through next steps to finish out conventional treatment.
I decided to keep my appointment with my local oncologist last week, which typically precedes the next day’s infusion of herceptin Read more
“You’ll get really good at listening to your body.”
those words shared from the kind and gentle heart of my acupuncturist last spring, early in my journey, continue to echo in my mind.
And she was right.
I realized last week that I have greater clarity, greater certainty about my body Read more