Hand on my heart, Brownies Honour and pinky promise; this has been the scariest, the most exhausting and oddly most reassuring week of my life! Six days on from being diagnosed with Hodgkins Lymphoma and I have come to terms with the words you never expect to hear in your life time, even through statistics are now reporting 1 in 3 will fall victim of the big C. Naively, never for one minute do you believe it will be you.
The one thing that has amazed me is how you adapt instantly to a situation when forced to. Seven days ago at lunch in a disreputable food establishment, with a dodgy salad cart. Three friends and I discussed the possibility of Cancer and quickly swept it under the food encrusted carpet! Too scary to discuss! Today I am recovering from an operation removing a lymph node and anxiously waiting for my results to begin staging and decide on the pattern and duration of treatment.
Never again will I underestimate natures way of adaption and the bodies defense mechanism that allow you to deal with the world and its ways! Mine appears to be a nap! :)
x KJ x