This post is raw and real and touches on the very sad truth that when you suffer from any illness or condition for an extended period of time that it will become a part of you. When it ends that part of you doesn’t just go away, there’s a new struggle that occurs and that’s how to live life without this defining part of you. Please take a look. If you’ve ever suffered from and defeated an illness or condition you will relate with every bone in your body. If you haven’t you likely know someone who has and it will help you understand why the disease or condition does not just go away for the sufferer after they get a clean bill of health. A must read.
On November 16th of last year I got some pretty damned spectacular news, news I had been waiting for what seemed like an eternity to hear. Your tumor is dead. I cried, of course. I laughed. I hugged my oncologist. We talked about what my care with her would entail now that I would no longer be on oral chemo. Anti-inflammatory diet, no hormonal birth control, no more babies, no hormone replacement therapy when menopause strikes, NSAIDs for pain, and so on and so forth. See you in 6 months.
I’d love to tell you I left that appointment with a smile on my face and joy in my heart, but I didn’t. I cried. I cried A LOT. I got to tell all my loved ones, my friends and family, that the long fight was finally over. It was great to see the relief in their eyes and…
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