Thursday, October 6, 2011
My World Turned Upside Down
Just a week after my last post in August, I received some devastating news...I have cancer. For a brief time, my world was turned upside down as I shared the news with my family especially my four children. I did start my year at school and worked for a month as I saw numerous doctors and discussed possible treatments. I started chemo two weeks ago, and my doctor insisted that I not work during the 18 weeks of treatment. I was crushed at first when I heard that news because teaching has always felt like my lifeline in this world. But as my white blood cells cancelled out to zero this week, I understood that being around children could make me seriously ill. On Monday, I had a port surgically implanted in my chest, which will make it much easier to receive the chemo. I've been trying to take good care of myself and eat wholesome food. I even try to exercise a little bit each day. I'm trying to stay positive...even this morning as I brushed my hair and watched it fall out. I believe that every thing in life has a purpose and is a lesson. One lesson that I have already learned as a result of my diagnosis is that I was way too concerned about things that in the big scheme just aren't important. If I am blessed with the gift of more time, I plan to live my life more simply. I plan to devote more time to my family and just simply appreciate the gift of life...something I fear I have taken for granted. Teaching and creating lessons is still an interest of mine; just not an all-consuming goal.
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