From the first moment after The Call came on January 8, 2016 – after I caught my breath and for every breath I’ve taken since, I’ve known for sure: this is my body and my healing path that I will walk out. I will need to study and pray and seek and learn and be stretched and be torn and seek second and third opinions and ultimately, I will have to
make the hard decision.
I can look back over the last fifteen months and see, as if with mile markers in the road, the extraordinarily difficult decisions I made. Each one was a pivot, that shifted the course of my treatment and my life.
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
“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