It’s hard to believe that just a month ago, I had surgery that officially declared me cancer free. It has been a crazy month, filled with just about every emotion possible. The last few days have been hard but today I feel good and for that I am grateful.
Aside from the physical healing that I’m working on (and struggling with because of the limitations), this has been a month of emotional healing as well. There is only so much that can be done to prepare mentally for a surgery like this. This leaves a lot of the emotional journey to be dealt with post-surgery, which can be intimidating. You know, fear of the unknown and all that jazz.
While I know that I still have a way to go both physically and emotionally, I can honestly say that I feel good with where I am at right now. It’s not always easy and there are a lot of ups and downs but every day I am reminded of how blessed I am. Every day is a blessing in itself. And though none of us know what the future holds, I find peace in knowing that I am enjoying the life that I have.
A month of recovery down and a lifetime of experiences still waiting for me. I’d say that’s a good day.
1. Less pain and discomfort, allowing me to move around better.
2. Time spent outside with the family, getting me out of the house for a little while.
3. Hair growth! I have about half an inch already and I’m only 2 months post chemo – yay!