I haven’t posted much this last year because I had been taking care of my mom during her battle with triple negative breast cancer. It was her private battle and I haven’t shared much about it here. But I this is a blog after all and I write my thoughts here so….
My mom was a champion at surviving. She survived scarlet fever, mental illness, breast cancer, porcelain gall bladder, and multiple myeloma. And then, for a while, this last battle with triple negative breast cancer. She fought a valiant fight and shocked a few of her doctors with how well she was doing. But triple negative breast cancer is tough to fight. Although almost all of it was gone, via chemo and surgery, it grew back. She decided to try immunotherapy but this time, things didn’t go her way.
Through it all, she inspired others with her tenacity and vehement belief that when faced with tough decisions regarding her treatment her response would always be, “Yes. What else can I do?” Never once was the option of giving up in her mindset. She gave that cancer a run for its money.
However, though her determination was ever-present and her mind was strong, her body was hit with an infection that clouded everything. She became lost in illness after that infection. And the cancer, as it is wont to do, took that opportunity to bloom. While she was being treated for the infection, the other organs in her body felt the toll of the fight and became negatively affected.
At the end of this last year, she breathed her final breath and became free from both the burden of the fight and the pain. Now finally she’s at peace.
So, that’s where I’ve been, what I’ve been doing.
I got a bit off track with this blog. But I hope to get back on track and share with you what I’m learning about Reiki and about myself during my journey.
So, till the next time, I hope you all find some light in your daily lives–though sometimes not easy to see, it is there if you take the time to look for it.