Live and Let Die

Day 388 – December 14, 2018

Wind – Weekly Photo / Leaves – Friday Foto Fun / #481 – Weekend Reflections / Rocks, Boulders, Stones – Cee’s Black & White / #14 – Weekend in Black & White / Week 15 – Pull Up a Seat / Electric – FOWC / Overture – RDP / Incongruous – WODC / Day 14 – December Squares

Every year at this time, for the past 8 years, and continuing forward, I take a trip to the medical center.  It is here that I am greeted by a contrast solution, receive a good dose of radiation and a couple of needle pricks. This is my yearly reminder that I have kicked cancer out of my body and that I am continuing my life without its company.   I rarely think about that fight.  Only when it is brought up or I am asked for a medical history does it spring to mind.  Even then, I do not allow the thoughts to stick around.  But during these lab tests, and when I am draining the electric bill with the CT machine, do I give it any thought.  But only positive thoughts, for I vowed that I would never, not then not now, let it consume, dictate, control, any aspect of my life.  I knew on the day of the diagnosis, of learning the stage and the prognosis, that I would not acknowledge or give it any attention that it sought. It had its overture and we were moving on. I would not be its victim.  I controlled it, it did not control me. It was a temporary, unwelcome visitor and I wasn’t giving it anything to feed off.  And like any unwelcome visitor it thought it was cute and left behind some effects that I deal with, but  they are totally incongruous as I have accepted and do not dwell on them, no matter how present they become.  For me, it’s a day of celebration, so let’s party! Shake off the past week and have a Saturday for the ages.


3 of Many

They’re Heeerrrre

No Invitation Necessary

Lake Night Light

It’s winter here! The leaves have left or are leaving.

23 Replies to “Live and Let Die”

  1. Thank you for visiting my blog, ArtisanX. (Not sure what is the best way to address…)
    I like your attitude. Can’t wait to read more of your story.
    “No Invitation Necessary” — this makes me think. Think hard, I mean. Very interesting title. Thanks.
    Have a wonderful day.

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  2. I never mentioned before but I read your cancer diary. It was very interesting and I enjoyed the read, if one can actually say that about another’s pain and struggle. I think you’ll know what I mean though. I am delighted you came through and have remained cancer free for all these years. 🙂

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    1. I definitely do!! I love that. I am honored. I didn’t think anyone would read through that, except me every other year or so or when I need to be grounded. I won’t lie, there is a part of me that still gets a little anxious until the results come back in. But just a little. 💕

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  3. Like your attitude, very similar to mine! Some people make it their life and talk about ‘fighting’ it as if it were an alien enemy. You say unwelcome visitor, I say unwanted dance partner … similar.

    but where are the leaves in this … did they give you a fig leaf while they did the CT … lol

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