Keep Calm and Fight Like A Girl!

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Keep Calm and Fight Like A Girl

I’m off to the doctor’s again for a check up and for anyone who’s been diagnosed with an illness that lingers, it can be a bit challenging mentally to Stay Calm and Carry On.  I’m just saying the truth for me.  Even though it’s been years since I was diagnosed with breast cancer and I’ve had my ovaries out for 10 years as well, I’m simply not calm, cool and collected when I have to be retested for anything.  There I said it ~ and for as much as I’m trying to be zen all the time, the creeping thought of ‘what if’ does sneak into my thoughts before the appointment.

And it’s not as if I feel like there’s anything wrong with me.  I don’t.  I also don’t even think about the appointment until the day before when the doctor’s office calls to confirm and then the hamster wheel creaks into motion.  You know the noise that the wheel makes when your hamster brain is running all night long, don’t you?  If you don’t, then I am so happy for you!  May you never know the sound for it’s annoying as heck!

My friend Jenn who lost her battle with breast cancer now almost 3 years ago (time flies by when I think about this as without having to check on it, I would have said 2 years), Click here to see my last post about her  and when I went to see my last post, I realized that it was one year ago today that I wrote about her.  Such a coincidence, huh?  Anyway, when I see the words, “fight like a girl” I always think of Jenn as she battled her cancer with grace, dignity and an inspirational courage which she spread with her spirit.  I am blessed to have had her special brand of motivation and inspiration in my life.

What a legacy to leave, isn’t it?  Touching the lives of many simply by being yourself.  It’s a great goal for me, one which I try to exceed every single day.  I awake every morning to the dawn of a new day and I pray that I can be helpful to someone who needs the Presents of Presence.

Shine On!

xo

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28 thoughts on “Keep Calm and Fight Like A Girl!

  1. I’m sure you’ll be fine, but I like to remind myself-and will remind you-that no matter what life has in store for you, you already have everything you need to cope with it. OK, that’s originally the concept of The Wizard of Oz, so I stole it, but it’s also true! Good luck and shine bright!

    • Thank you Jill! Your bright light of wisdom is perfect! Also, I adore your book! Dear Rhonda (in the comment thread today) gave it to me. I’m such a lucky woman to know you both! xoxo Thanks to both of you for being YOU! Rhonda, I hope you read this too! xo

  2. I feel so deeply for your friend, Jen and over her battle … and for everybody that has lost somebody special. “Fight like a girl” … very bold and powerful statement, but what about all men with cancer ??? All cancer patients fights for their lives.
    More and more of us .. get a second chance of life – a new book with empty pages to fill – but not all of us … wins the battle and that is so tragic. Congratulations to your 10 years, so happy for you.

    I was totally so calm when they told me that I had cancer – I just wanted the pain to disappear – didn’t care about the cancer .. as such, because of my pain I hadn’t slept or hardly been able to walk for nearly 4 months … but after I got the news about the tumor, I slept like a baby until the night before the operation. Strange, but I never feared the cancer as such, but I do now .. fear that it will come back.

    • I think I learned in the stillness of life that we truly cannot control what occurs. I wasted many hours worried that it would come back. Now I only allow that for the day of testing and then I let go, let God. It is a great practice that I am still working on as I’m not proficient in that train of thought or being yet. But I continue to try. So far, fingers crossed ~ I continue to strive to be healthy.
      I send you peace, health and happiness. Worry is like rocking in a rocking chair ~ it keeps you busy but doesn’t change anything nor does it get you anywhere.
      I want to keep going, keep taking baby steps forward so that’s what I concentrate on when the worries enter my thoughts. I hope this helps. xoxo

      • I’m not worried .. every day – but when things happen to body and isn’t normal … it pops up. Still getting side effect from my treatments 3 years after they was finished, when they happens the panic sets in.
        But it’s not something I worry about every day. Life is far too short for that – and I love life and I have plans to become so old as the women in our family … over 90.
        Thanks for your kind words and I think you are doing fantastically.

  3. I don’t like going to the doctor either. My body went thru a lot with the anorexia.
    May you be gentle with yourself –
    Prayerful maybe.
    It is when I am in this place when I am not calm – that I find peace..
    Accepting, honoring, letting go..
    My heart is with you.
    Love –
    Laurie

  4. You are a strong woman and you already have helped many people that you aren’t even aware of, just by writing. . .sending prayers for a positive report.

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