Friday, January 30, 2015

What They Didn't Tell Me About Cancer

It wasn't a secret.
It  just didn't register.
It was the hardest part of the journey.


In--and of--itself, recovery is a blessing. You made it. Celebrate. But the way back is far harder, or at least it was for me. I never quit, but I remember so many setbacks.

It's all about pacing yourself. I never learned that. When you fly at life full tilt, it's hard to pull back. Cancer pulls you back, never down, but recovery teases you with a level of wellness you want -- but it's still a "not yet."

A year later and I think I finally understand. Limits are not a bad thing, just a new thing for me. I'm getting there with your support and prayers. Without you, a black hole. With you, life bursting with joy, possibilities, happiness. Life is so good!