Friday, July 20, 2007

Especially Heather...Last Of The Radiation!




As I close this chapter in my journey, I look back and realize that I need to change some things in my life. I think the thing that I realize most is I put too much pressure on myself in attempt to try to please people, and I just cant afford to do that, especially right now. Right now is the time to be selfish with my energy and I give myself permission to do that.
I read this on 38lemon:Be selfish. Now is the time to take care of yourself. In a lot of ways, this will test your friendships. Will your friends understand your relative unavailability or not? Certain friendships may fall off because of this. Other friendships will be steadfast. Don’t be afraid of that dynamic.
Anyone who has had a life altering experience can relate to those words.
Thank you to all of you who commented on my last post, I, again, read every single one. It was so hard for me to hit the “publish” button, Laura can attest to that fact. But I am glad I did, I cried harder last night than I have since cancer entered my life, and that is okay, it is okay to feel all alone, as long as you don’t stay in that spot for too long.
See, I do have bad days! But even in my bad days, I realize I am so enormously blessed…
Now celebrate with me!! I am done with radiation

3 comments:

passing-thru said...

LORD BLESS YOU HEATHER -

GREAT PIC WITH YOUR THUMBS UP

U HUMBLE ME , U AND ARLENE ---


even now tears fill these old eyes - Lord Bless U

Pilot Mom said...

We can certainly relate to the end of radiation treatments! Praising the Lord with you!

Yes, you do need to conserve your strength! Take it gradually...

Julie (aka Little Missionary) said...

Congrats Heather!! Thanks for sharing your journey with us. Bless you.

Julie