Here I am turning 55. Not sure what day you are reading this, but May 3rd is my birthday. It has been an interesting 54th year indeed and it appears my 55th year will be too.
I apologize to you all for missing two months of getting my newsletter out to you, but I had some significant life changing events. And if you are not on my newsletter but just reading here on my blog, thank you for being here today.
So anyhow one of the significant events in the last few months that was quite exciting was that I was voted the #1 Business in my city on the platform Alignable, and that was super cool. I am honoured indeed! It made my heart happy to receive this recognition.
The other super significant thing that happened to me in March was that I found out that I have colon cancer. This was a big revelation to me and sure made me stop in my tracks and evaluate my life in a whole new way. And wow it turns out that March is Colon Cancer Awareness Month.
With that said, I will say that there are many gifts in this experience that helps one to both see and appreciate life in a whole new way. And of course, there is also a whole new level of uncertainty that comes with it.
The good news is that I have taken time to sit with this and to adjust to what this means for me. I have been waiting to share my news until now as it has been a lot of adjusting. I wanted to feel comfortable and strong in myself before I shared this news. I am using this experience to make me stronger, and it has sure been a learning curve. This has opened up a whole new world for me and I can honestly say it is not a world where there is much inspiration or JOY involved and my soul craves both of those.
So, I am hoping to inspire others through my own journey and to help others who are also going through this. And step one for me was coming out of the ‘C’ Closet here with you all and secondly I am excited to start blogging some of my insights around this whole thing hoping that I might inspire others who are going through similar diagnoses and also everyone in life to really get clear on what is important to them and to have gratitude for the ordinary things disguised as life.
When you are faced with a life altering diagnosis like cancer, you really, really, see things in a whole new way I tell you 🙂
And on top of all of this, my whole family got COVID in March too! Luckily, we all made it through just fine, but it certainly added an extra depth to things…. More on that in future blog posts. 🙂 Let’s just say I have had the 2 C’s… Cancer, Covid and now I’m going for the 3rd… Cured 🙂
I recently had a colon resection to remove my cancerous mass and that went well. I am two weeks, and two days post op and doing great recovering from that but as you know this is a journey so I will continue on my path of healing and adjusting to my new life.
So far many people have asked me how they can help me and you may wonder that also or you may be trying to help someone in your life who has had a scary diagnosis like cancer. And this is how you can help…
Please when you think of me or your loved one or friend, think of us with love and see us vibrating in health and wellness. Please see me as healthier than ever and living with vibrancy. Fear is not our friend and I spend each day doing what I can to vibrate in JOY and with HOPE and with PEACE in my heart. I want you to see me in that way and hold me in that light. If you can all do that for me, I would be forever grateful.
And I know sometimes people like to donate supportive dollars to places like the Cancer Society or Cancer Research and that is awesome, but I think that something even more helpful if you are wanting to do that is to give your donations right to the person. When one is diagnosed with something like cancer, they may not be able to work as they did before, and they may also be adding in therapies to help them on their journey like I am now, and these can be very expensive. When one is diagnosed with cancer, they are often willing to do anything to make it better and this includes additional therapies like Vitamin C – IV therapy, supplements, Acupuncture, organic foods, juicing, books to help heal, and more! This is all very costly and can be stressful and stress is also something that is not conducive to healing so resources to make it easier always help.
In closing I hope that my new journey will help others also and if you are reading this, I want to thank YOU for being in my life. I am so grateful for all of the people and experiences that I have enJOYed thus far on my journey. I have a deepened sense of gratitude and I want you to know that you are a part of my appreciation.
Please take time for you as this is very important. I will be sharing in future posts things that I was doing or not doing in my life that contributed to the cancer in my body and being overwhelmed was one of them. I am working at simplifying my life and I hope that you too make you a priority. It is the best thing that you can do for your health and well-being.
With Much Love to All,