Ch Ch Ch Changes

For the longest time, I had prayed so hard for change in my life because I wasn’t happy with work or sometimes even life in general….watch out what you ask for!

It dawned on me that today is my six month anniversary from the day that I had my surgery. I almost can’t believe it. The amount of changes that I have gone through in the last six months is mind boggling. I have endured painful surgery, thirty five rounds of radiation, 4 months of physical therapy, lymph edema therapy, acupuncture, a few falls, donated approximately 300 Angel Peace blankets, and have gone back to work. Wow!

Although I am still working part time, I tend to work until about 3:00 or 4:00 depending on how I feel. Today I woke up feeling exhausted and came home to lie down at 2:00.

I started reading a book called “Hiking Cancer” by Patti McCarthy. The book is timely because it describes another woman’s cancer journey as she continues to hike The Pacific Coast Trail even during breaks in treatment. Her life has changed like mine but she isn’t letting it stop her from doing what she enjoys. You can sit and feel sad about your situation or you can still try to do something….anything that brings you satisfaction and joy.

Our lives may have been drastically changed by circumstances beyond our control but we do have the power to change our thoughts. I’ve learned that when I change my thoughts, I can also change my feelings.

There are many unexpected twists and turns on this journey; changing my perspective and having a good attitude has definitely helped.

Ch-ch-ch-ch-changes
Turn and face the strange
Ch-ch-changes
Ooh, look out, you rock ‘n’ rollers
Ch-ch-ch-ch-changes
Turn and face the strange
Ch-ch-changes
Pretty soon now you’re gonna get older
Time may change me
But I can’t trace time
I said that time may change me
But I can’t trace time*

*Changes by David Bowie

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