It’s been awhile since I have written. Not because I didn’t want to, but because I couldn’t. One of my least favorite side effects from going through cancer treatment is the chemo brain. It’s no joke. Sometimes getting words out into a coherent written paragraph was challenging. Or my mind was in another world that I felt I didn’t have the mental capacity to function. It has since gotten better, well, until I had to start taking a chemo pill, and some of the chemo brain returned. I have to take this pill everyday for the next 5 years. But I guess it is better than the alternative.
Since my last post:
I finished chemotherapy. 16 rounds. Done.
I had surgery. It was a successful lumpectomy with clear margins. I also had one lymph node removed, which was benign.
Now I wait to begin radiation. I have to complete 20 rounds.
A lot of life has happened since July. Some things happy and some things sad. I am doing my best to stay positive and spreading love around wherever I go. If I have learned anything in these past few months is live life fully, with love and compassion. Tell someone you love them if you mean it and don’t say it enough. Do something kind just because you want to and without posting it to social media. Do the things you love with the ones you love. And it’s okay to be alone, too. Life isn’t fair sometimes, but we can still find ways to love our life with what we have.