You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience
in which you really stop to look fear in the face.
You are able to say to yourself, “I have lived through this horror.
I can take the next thing that comes along.” – Eleanor Roosevelt
Today I visit my oncologist to have one of my frequent check ups…and even though I’ve been dealing with my cancer diagnosis and treatments for 10 years now, I still get a bit woozy thinking of having my blood drawn ~ and quite honestly, I still tremble a bit with wonder of what the tests will reveal this time…what will my tumor markers be? I wonder, will they be up? Down? Staying the same ~ within normal limits…
It’s something that I think we all share when we’ve been diagnosed with an illness which continues to be monitored for the rest of our lives. I don’t know if I’ll ever shake that feeling tinged with the unknown fear that a re-occurrence could be in my future. I’d love to tell you that after all that I’ve endured, I’m not worried about my tumor markers, however, I will tell you I toast good news every time I hear it ~ and I”m planning on good news this month as well!
I loved this card because it’s true for me. I have lived through the horror of breast cancer and I know that I can take on the next thing that comes along ~ but the caveat is that I’d just as soon prefer not to…I’ve been there, done that…and I’m so over it! LOL
But for those of you who have endured horror, this is a reminder…you can take on the next thing that comes along…because you have courage…you endure!
I am proud of you for what you’ve lived through already…
You are an inspiration to many
Keep on…keeping on…
I’ll keep walking with you
You know, I walk for two…