After being sick for so long, it's difficult to see the light at the end of the tunnel. The light is there, one just has to see and seek it.
Though the word "survivor" is used for people in my situation, we're still patients. We'll always be monitored and tested and some of us have to take pills that suppress hormones so the cancer (hormone positive types) has less fuel. I still have cancer in my clavicle nodes, but it's not as large as the original tumor. A PET scan showed that everything else was clear but the clavicle. That's the ONE spot that was inoperable. The radiation oncologist is going to have a look at it.
That's the life of a survivor. Always wonderering about recurrence, or, has all of the original cancer been killed off or removed? It complicates things when we're trying to get back to normal and try to work and enjoy our families.
One can recover from the deleterious effects of treatment and feel better. It is possible despite the loss of a "normal" life. Returning to work is crucial for us after our wallets have been demolished by the expenses of treatment and loss of work hours when we were down. I'm terrible at marketing and can't afford advertising, so very few know about the books I've written, so there's no income there.
I'll see what I can afford to do to get the word out about my coloring book, Seeking Serenity, especially since October- the "pink" month- is around the corner. Yep, breast cancer awareness= don't let this happen to you!
Sales from the book, Seeking Serenity, allow me to purchase bulk copies for distribution to cancer patients and others who'd benefit from this simple gift and gesture of kindness. Click here if you want to check out Seeking Serenity and help benefit cancer patients:-)