July 15th, 2017 :We have all heard the phrase, “Life can change in a moment!” But we don’t truly believe it until it happens!
For me that moment happened exactly four years ago today. July 15th, 2013.
Yes, a phone call and awkward pause and an apology. And my life changed in a way that was hard to comprehend and even harder to live. It has been a long four years, full of challenges , suffering and unusual human interaction. With life lessons at every corner and opportunities to reflect and make sense of the clock that is constantly ticking.
Having heard the sentence, now twice, that I have cancer, here I am. Bald, tired but full of appreciation of life. With your support I have chronicled my journey and today I wish to share this news with you that this year , I look forward to having my book, ” Left Boob Gone Rogue” in your hands.
I can’t tell you how many times I have heard the phrase, ” You should write a book!”
Well I have done that ( almost )
I am in the final phase of this project. I have dealt with major set backs as you all know but giving up has never been an option. Finishing a book during chemotherapy is a challenge in itself!
My biggest fear has been cancer infiltrating my brain and taking away my capacity to think and write. It sat on my skull for months checking out the terrain.
Now that my MRI has been reported and the brain looks ok ( for now) in the next three months I will be devoting all my time and energy to make this book a reality for me and for you.
” Left Boob Gone Rogue” is my story of persisting in face of relentless breast cancer and the suffering it entails.
There will be lots more details coming but I wanted to share this today with you, on my four year cancer anniversary that I persisted.
I am grateful for the love and encouragement from all of you that gives me the confidence to pursue my writing seriously and move forward!
Here is to four years of living with cancer, not just surviving but truly living! To moving forward and to conquering fears!