It’s been a long time since I’ve written in this blog. And in some ways, that’s a good thing. Cancer no longer dominates my time and my thoughts, and thus I have little to say on the blog. A friend once told me that her breast cancer from years before now just seemed like a little blip on the timeline of her life. It’s getting that way for me, too.
Life goes on after cancer, and that’s a good thing to know when you’re going through it. Life continues to have its ups and downs, but it does go back to normal–perhaps a slightly different normal, but normal nonetheless. Sometime I even forget I ever had cancer–until a twinge at the surgery site or an aching where the missing lymph nodes used to be reminds me. And there is that little white Tamoxifen pill I take every night.
Still, life is good. The sun shines, the rain comes down, the garden grows. I became a grandma this year, which is totally wonderful. If anyone comes across this little blog who is still in the battle: hang in there! Lean on God, lean on family and friends, and keep on going. Things will get better. And hopefully, one day you will be like me, moving on and leaving cancer behind.