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.