Note: This is an entry dated October 17, 2017 by Lisabeth Mackall, author of Dying to Live Your Life.

Tight night. Pain is expected, even welcomed at some level, because pain is part of the recovery process. No one has a complicated abdominal surgery and reconstruction without pain. This is dying to live your life.

It’s the uncontrolled pain that makes it tough.

Last night I lived in a large pond of pain, and it took hours of changing and shifting to break the bubble and get my body to relax. An entire new process has been put into place to manage the pain differently, but with this gift comes the addition of another day here in the hospital.

For me, a minor loss.

I will miss AJ’s big game against Stillwater tonight. But leaving today is not an option if I want to get myself out of this giant canyon of pain.

Delays happen. I just am anxious to get moving with my life.

Praying for my body to brave the storm coming.

We are a team – my body and my souls – we just need to stay on the same page.

Note: This blog is a blog entry by Lisabeth Mackall, author of two inspiring novels- Dying to Live Your Life and 27 Miles: Tank’s Journey Home. This blog is just one of the many entries that chronicles Lisabeth’s trials and triumphs in life.

Dying to Live Your Life is about her battle and survival over breast cancer and its painful treatment.


The book was published in January 2016. Mackall wrote her other book, 27 Miles: Tank’s Journey Home few years ahead of the first book. In 2013, Lisabeth’s husband Frank met a tragic accident that left him with a brain injury. The book details the trauma, emotions as well as the support that the family experienced following Frank’s accident.

Here in this masterpieces, we see Lisabeth’s strength, resilience and love for the family before and during the events of her own breast cancer.

Lisabeth is a cancer survivor, a wife, and a mother trying to raised her family despite the difficulties that life has thrown and is throwing at her. These blog entries are not only transcripts, they also serve as inspirations. Today, Lisabeth Mackall continues to inspire others by hosting and organizing talks, symposiums, and therapy sessions. She works with different organizations, individuals, the law enforcement community and various organizations in order to make each activity a success. You can check Lisabeth Mackall’s latest blog entries, news updates, future and ongoing events by visiting her website.

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