Thursday, March 31, 2005

Now

Now is the most important time in our lives. Enjoy your memories, but forgive your mistakes. Look ahead with hope, but always remember to live in Today. Now is the most important time of our life.

Monday, March 28, 2005

Day Two

I have been working in the yard the last few days, cleaning up what's left of winter and readying for spring. I'm in a new place, and learning what's under the leaves that were never raked last fall. Not much.... brown grass, bare dirt, and rocks and pebbles. Things will grow, however, and I am enjoying the warmer spring-like weather.

Sunday, March 27, 2005

Day One of the Blog

I've decided to begin journaling by using a blog. I'm a 53 year old never-smoked woman with lung cancer. I'm 7 months past diagnosis, and doing well, considering it is Stage IV. I know that's not good, but I'm pressing on.

I've been though 6 rounds of chemo with good success, and with a partial remission, I am stable and being evaluated every three months. I tend to worry and focus on every little ache and pain, but I suppose that's natural.

I have lost a lot due to the cancer.... I became unable to work, I had to give up my home, and I am currently living by the grace of my daughter and her fiance, in their home. I am fortunate to have three fabulous grown children, three loving pets, and two of my children will be married in 2005.

I feel blessed to be alive, and have learned to mediate, visualize, and hope. Thanks to ECaP, Dr. Bernie Siegel's books Peace, Love and Healing, and Love, Medicine, and Miracles, I am learning to live each day and be grateful for the love that surrounds me.