c is for cancer,
my constant companion
I have had some crazy health issues as of late, and it is truly amazing to discover how much your body can handle. I don't think you ever realise how great it is to have your health until you no longer do.. I know I have really taken it for granted; and understand the phrase "treat your body like a temple" more than ever before. I am so lucky to have the wonderful support system that I do, even though my parents are 1,000 miles away. My m/d in law have been just absolutely brilliant and almost life saving when it comes to helping me with my little human, my house, and just keep positive.
People often ask me what Chemotherapy is like, how it works, and what I experience. So I thought I would give you a little glimpse into the world of cancer. It is a sad place, and it almost seems like the stench of death is hovering over the treatment centre. It rears its ugly head, and it takes whomever it pleases. It is truly heartbreaking to go for treatment and find out that the person you were doing it next too last time has since passed away. But the most beautiful thing about all of this is the resilience of the patients. They are bald, sick, skinny, ailing, and still the most perfect creatures that have ever walked this planet. They are so strong, they smile through their adversity, and it is hard not to feel completely inspired by those who face this challenge head on. I really do feel grateful for this experience, because it has taught me the value of human life, of struggle, humility, patience, and the importance of belief in a God, or higher power. I wouldn't be the person I am today if I did not have the hardships that I do, and for that I am thankful.
The picture on the left is the drip that I receive my treatments through. They install a device on the top of your hand which allows the fluid to enter your body and DO WORK! The photo above is what a treatment room looks like. You sit in these comfy chairs, rest your arm up on the pillow and day dream of the day you will never have to experience chemo again. They really try to accommodate and make you feel as comfortable as possible.
All of my love,