Past, Present and Future

Today,  I have a catch up with my counsellor and take her some of Nigella’s Totally Chocolate Chip Cookies. They look good enough to treat and my bag wafts of chocolate. So yum!

I’ve come a long way since my run-in-round-two with Cancer. I’m not worried about dying, just excited about living! In fact, I”m probably healthier and happier than ever before – it sounds weird to say, but in many ways, having Cancer has brought me enormous value and benefit.

Certainly, I couldn’t have come this far without the support of  David, my mum and my wider family and friends. I owe a lot to my surgeon, my GP, my Endo and will always be indebted to my counsellor for unlimited earbending and wise words. (I have come to the conclusion, that you’re only as good as the doctors who are treating you!) I can’t take all the credit for my positive outlook – all these people have contributed to my happiness and wellbeing. Think of it as a team effort!

Fighting Cancer is as much a mental battle as a physical one. Eight months ago I was in shock, anxious, stressed and my regular routines and short/ long term plans were thrown into disarray.

I am now well over the shock and trauma, I’m not driving myself up the wall and over the other side wondering about “what ifs.” I’ve got a whole heap of coping skills and strategies and I’m living for the moment, and taking each day as it comes! Now that’s what I call progress! I’m winning the battle mentally and physically. It doesn’t get much better than this!

My counsellor and I concur that I’m on good form and have a whole lot to look forward to. I’ve got goals and am now on a mission to achieve them. The scan results have given me a reprieve, and I’m going to make the most of it, however long it lasts!

My mum puts the icing on the cake when she sends me an article; Thyroid Cancer Seldom Shortens Life SpanIt might be dark outside, but the future is looking so bright, I have to wear shades!