H A L F W A Y D O N E!!!! 🎉🎉🎉🎉 8/16 treatments COMPLETE!
I just realized that my infusion this afternoon marked being half way done with treatment! Woohoo! Tomorrow marks 3 months since diagnosis. Holy smokes. Does time fly or what?! If you would have told my blubbering self on that first day I met with my oncology team that I’d make it to this point, I would have probably not believed you. I had convinced myself of my fate out of fear. I decided I would hide in my bed crying for the rest of my life, which I was certain in that moment, was not very much longer. I did not feel like I had the courage or strength to make it through 16 rounds of intense chemotherapy. But here I am celebrating 8/16 complete! I did it! I’m continuing to win this war and impress myself with my resilience each and every day.
Facing a cancer diagnosis head on has really shifted my perspective on life. Cliche? Guilty! But is it true? A million times YES. By being transparent in sharing my heart, I’m hoping that I can influence your outlook on life, too, and help you see that the grass can be greener on the other side, even when you’re in the trenches. You can continue to fill your half full glass until it’s overflowing, even when life throws you a serious curveball and then gives you lemons and squirts them directly into your eyes. It sure as hell hasn’t been easy to adapt to this mindset when your whole world is caving in on you, but it’s worth it and I am learning that I am a better mother/wife/daughter/sister/friend/PERSON for it.
I’ve been forced to come to the honest realization that not every day is guaranteed. Realism has become my best friend and worst enemy at the same time. You never think something horrible will happen to you until
you’re slapped in the face with it and you have no choice but to carry on full steam ahead. When you’re potentially staring death in the face, you hug your little ones and the ones you love just a little tighter each day. You realize things that mattered before and drove you crazy, like how your husband loads the dishwasher or how your toddler is suddenly inspired by Picasso and draws a mural on the wall with crayons, are small potatoes CONT...