I hope 2020 will be NED (no evidence of disease) for many of us. I hope that 27Dec2019 was my last treatment .... for a while. Stage 4 means you never know when it will come back or where and when you will need to go back into treatment. Treatment and fighting to stay alive is hard and some days (like last night) when the pain killers don't work, I cry silently for all of those living with cancer and in pain. I am confident that I will continue to beat this disease back into remission for 2020. I will take one year, one month, one week and one day at a time. I am thankful for my support system - husband, children, mother, sister, brother and friends. Happy New Year to those fighting and THANK YOU to those supporting the fighters. We know it is hard for you too and we love and appreciate you more than we can express. 💗
Happy New Year to All. If you are recuperating from chemo, radiation or surgery, are very fearful of what’s to come, I was there last year. It has been a long year but 2020 is not just another new year but the start of a new decade. 2020 sounds very hopeful for many reasons.
May this year bring you everything you need: patience to wait for results, courage to go through treatment, strength to care for your loved one, peace to accept that everything has been done, love for yourself and your “patient” or your caregiver, and time to process, reflect, rest, and balance all of the above.
“When the root is deep, there is no reason to fear the wind.” - Japanese saying
So should I just copy and paste to all the New Year's threads going on, he asks scratching his head. I think I will and let everyone guess which was the original...
At any rate I sat quietly working on our New Year's puzzle by myself. My little sisters abandoned me to see the Year in on my own.
I got up this morning to quietly write and reflect and only now is the house stirring around me. I found myself reflecting on blessing and gratitude for the year past. New friends, new experiences, and lots of new joys. But lest I paint to rosy a picture struggles too. Pain not far away. New Year's Eve Chinese meal marred by pretty immediate diarrhea. Annoyances. The depression from Imfinzi not working more serious. The life of a metastatic cancer patient.
And so I sit watching the sun peek over the horizon on a new decade. What will it bring? I look forward with anticipation and some excitement for the new adventures on the horizon.