Conversation is my thing. About all and nothing. Although I prefer talking with someone who appreciates life and dislikes telling jokes just as much as I do. Don’t get me wrong, I like a joke or two but there are people who will go on for hours on end and, as I said, I love conversation.
I enjoy reading and watching NatGeo and Animal Planet. I like to smile… even at strangers and always say Hello. I’m not good with names or faces so people think I’m arrogant. Which I’m not! I just have never ever been able to remember someone I once in my lifetime crossed paths with.
On the other hand, I don’t know whether my experience with breast cancer will end up helping anyone as cancer is not something that defines me… never will. It was just a glitch this body of mine had and I so wish everyone felt about it the way I do/did. What I can say is that I have taken it like any other experience in my life: asking myself what I can learn from it. And I’ve learned a lot! For starters, I make it a point to make sure those around me realize that neither a victim’s face, nor the voice that goes with it, will make anyone feel any better. And that goes for any other experience we might be learning from. Life is a lesson and I try to be a good student.
We choose how we feel and decide how to deal with whatever we go through so putting up a sad front for everyone to feel better is not an option for me.
Sadness brings more sadness so why bother when a smile and a positive attitude are so much better choices!? So yes, of all the things I’ve gone through, cancer is one of them. And I went bold and didn’t feel good all the time and ended up flat chested. So what??!! I’m still here, so let’s have fun!
Thoughts I’ve shared:
Postings under the breast cancer glitch
- …but you look great!
- Choice, talent or gift?
- You have cancer – So what?
- Breast cancer: the very first symptom
- Side effect of cancer: a deafening silence
- Lesson learned!
- Chemo side effects …and how I ignored them
- Bilateral mastectomy. A blessing?
- Bilateral mastectomy: a nightmare of a stay at the hospital
- It’s not a hairstyle, my hair is growing back!
- The happy cancer news?
- I want a tattoo!
- The time has come…
- Is having cancer relevant in our daily lives?
Postings under normalcy
- …but you look great!
- No, I won’t cry to make you feel better
- Time machine?… hell, yeah!
- Right is left and left is right
- A needle in a haystack
- Animals have souls, yes they do!
- Let’s go barefoot!
Posting under ageing parents
Postings under the ignore me generation