Update: Life Goes On

Flowers on Observation Peak, WA

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.

Falls Creek Falls, WA

Falls Creek Falls, WA

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.

My new grandson

My new grandson

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.

About susanmaas

I grew up in the green state of Oregon, coming to love the birds, flowers, and other wild things of the woods. Our family homeschooled for sixteen years, spending wonderful vacations at the beach or camping in the western United States and British Columbia. For most of my adult life, I have been a part-time writer, creating personal experience stories, homeschooling articles, devotionals, Sunday school curriculum, and children's stories and books. I enjoy looking for signs of the eternal in nature and the small, everything events in our lives.
This entry was posted in Blessings, Hope, Lessons, Uncategorized and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s