Tumble weeds

Today is marks my 3rd Taxol treatment and my 6th chemo.

No premeds this week, so no setting my alarm for a 3 am pill.  I even felt confident enough with the side effects to drive myself to the Cancer centre.  An injection in the bum and the drips go up.  I had my choice of  lazy boy chairs and so far there are only two of us having treatment.

My neighbour is having her third lot of chemo after being diagnosed with breast cancer in 2000, a stark reminder that remission is relative.

“No one can tell what goes on in between the person you were and the person you become.  No one can chart that blue and lonely section of hell.  There are no maps of the change.  You just come out the other side………or you don’t. ” Stephen King

“Does anything in nature despair except man?  An animal with a foot caught in a trap does not seem to despair.  It is all closed in, to a kind of still, intense waiting.  Is this a key?  Keep busy with survival.  Imitate the trees.  Learn to lose in order to recover, and remember that nothing stays the same for long, not even pain, psychic pain.  Sit it out.  Let it all pass.  Let it go.”  Mary Sarton

“It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent that survives.  It is the that is the most adaptable to change.” Charles Darwin

“Life’s under no obligation to give us what we expect.”  Margaret Mitchell


2 thoughts on “Tumble weeds

  1. Its hard to think beyond this battle and even consider what may come. The worst part is that we have no control over that, and the uncertainty is going to be part of the new normal. The one thing we can do, is live in the present and make every moment count… Here’s to taking time to appreciate the sunsets and have picnics in the garden. Love you xxx

    “I don’t take things for granted, because everything feels more fragile. It’s made me wonder about mortality and how long you’ve got somebody in the world. I’m more fearful than I used to be.”
    Robin Gibb

    “I think that there is something beautiful about mortality. It makes our decisions mean more.”
    Brandon Boyd

    “If you are reading this, you have survived your entire life up until this point. You have survived traumas, heartbreak, devastation, illness, the elements, different phases of life, and here you are. Way to go. You are awesome.”


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