So much has happened over the last several months, it seems daunting to write it all down. And yet, the final word remains the same.
Ten years ago when I was diagnosed with stage III ovarian cancer, I knew I was looking at a potential “lifetime” of ongoing issues. The key word here is lifetime. All I wanted was a lifetime. So as I begin my third regimen of chemotherapy this month, I’m not thinking so much about the “why me”, but instead of how lucky I am to be alive for all the things happening around me.
The more time I spend on this big blue marble, the more I realize that no one gets a free pass on challenges. And in the grand scheme of things, I am so, so lucky to be who, when, and where I am in this life.
In the past couple of weeks, my friends and family have surrounded me with love and support and never for one moment let me forget that I am special to them. It’s overwhelming and humbling. There is no doubt in my mind that were it not for the people in my circle, I wouldn’t have stood a chance.
So today I say, “Thank you!” to all the amazing individuals who surround me with their strength and generosity and love. Without you, I am nothing.