Others say that there is a time before
and a time after a cancer diagnosis.
I have also read that it is a time to start over.
You think about things differently.
They try to live life more fully,
to love more,
exercise more, to eat better,
and in general to make positive changes.
The shock has worn off and the other side is in view.
Life is different.
I am not sure how yet, that remains to be seen.
Am I going through all this to help others in some way?
-not sure , but I have faith everything happens for a reason.
Life has yet to unfold that mystery.
I did want all of you to know that I will need some down time,
not sure when since the schedule has not been set up.
We have decided to not deal with 7 wks the radiation and head for the surgical options.
After talking with Radiation oncologist, Oncologist, and my Surgeon,
it seems to be the best option for me in terms of heading off recurrence with my type of cancer.
It will mean a longer recovery, but we were more comfortable with the percentages with
surgery rather than radiation.
I am not sure when I will be up and running again.
Preparation includes having projects to work on and books to read during this time.
Think of the fun projects I can dream up to share.
I am speaking and teaching tomorrow for a Quilt guild.
It is an exciting opportunity.
It is an honor considering I joined in 1992 only to have my life placed on
hold when one of my children was ill and needed me.
I was never able to attend, other than that one meeting,
and now they requested I speak to them.
God does work in mysterious ways!
Sharing some of the techniques in the following blogs is on the agenda for me.
I will keep you posted with my schedule.
Thanks again for all the emails, support, and kindness.
It means a great deal to me.