HowTo2BGetThereFromHere How To Move From Sad And Stuck To Happy And Joyous

When I was first diagnosed with breast cancer, I HATED those perky, happy survivors who talked about the “gift” of breast cancer

Those early days of being a survivor were rough. I thought I was handling my breast cancer diagnosis wrong because I couldn’t feel perky and joyous like other survivors. I didn’t understand how they went from being diagnosed with a horrible disease to running marathons and selling out arenas.

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I think a lot about what life would have been like if I’d never gotten breast cancer. If I had stuck with that guy I was dating… if I had kept that job.. Or if I had moved to that country. You know… the what ifs.

But then I look at my life and realize that I have a peace now that I’ve never really experienced before. And a relationship that makes me happy in a way that I can’t say I’ve experienced before.

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OMG… I feel awful. I feel sick. I am weak and a little wobbly. And more than anything… I am only slightly upset about it. Its Thanksgiving. Well, the night before Thanksgiving and I am reflecting as I reposition my heating pad on my back, and try to pretend that the smell of Ben Gay isn’t giving me a headache. I feel bad because my menstrual cycle showed up yesterday. And… I’m more than annoyed that it came back less than a month after it left.

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