What’s new with all of you? I feel as if I haven’t been a good poster lately. It isn’t because things are going badly, on the contrary, things are moving along just nicely.
I have 14 of 30 radiation treatments completed.
My work requires me to attend three days a week.
I am able to go to my son’s soccer games.
I can drive to the lake house and visit my parents.
All good thing that I couldn’t do a month ago – I keep telling people that things are certainly looking up. I am happy, feeling good and living my life.
Cancer is a part of my life, but it isn’t everything in my life. I have other things to do than think about the things that exist because of cancer.
Rashes that itch.
Pain that is always present.
Ridiculous hair.

Some things are just not as important as other things. The good and the fun are where energy is spent. Not on worrying about what might happen, what is currently happening, and why cancer is here.

Cancer does not get my energy. Radiation, doctor visits, labs and tests do not get my energy.
My energy is giving to the people in my life, both old and new. These days it feels like the new may outnumber the old friends. So many links to others, first through brain injury, and now through cancer.

Wouldn’t it be great to have those connections to others without the traumatizing life events? Wouldn’t we all be happier and healthier if we could connect with others in ways that were truly meaningful without being driven together by fear or uncertainty?

These days with technology and social media, I will admit it is much easier to “connect” with people without being in the same room. Even being an extreme introvert, I find that human connection means much more in person.

Cancer has taught me many things, and one of the best is that living life without true connections, even just a few, is lonely.

I hope that you can find a new connection this week – even one – to make a difference in your life.

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