Saturday, August 1, 2015

6 Month Check Up~ I hung out here~

As I walked by this room thoughts ran through my head...

1.  "I cant believe I hung out here"
2.   My heart aches for those sitting in these chairs and having to "hang out".  I know I have moved on in my life and my road to recovery has been met but I wanted so badly to tell any patient that was there
 "this to will pass"
3.  Even though I meet with my oncologist every six months and the remembrance of this room has faded.   The dream is there but at the same time it's like I have to really think deeply about it.  Its seriously like an outer body experience. I sat in those chairs and dreamed of the day that I would be on the other side of this journey~

I now know without a doubt this life changing experience has turned into a blessing. (I know this is so weird to say.)  I truly truly appreciate life~ no judgement of anything~ I try to love everyone I meet and know there is good in everything.

So the six month checkup has been done.  The scare of blood work has been read (even the slightest elevation of cancer markers causes me to feel sick to my stomach). However, I'm healthy, feeling good and have the desire to keep going and I believe that controls everything~   I didn't mind  "hanging out" this time because I leave with Peace and the dream is beautiful~

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

I had the opportunity to be interviewed about 2 weeks ago... (Amoena) a popular bra & prosthetic company.  It was mostly about my journey with Breast Cancer... I know my story has been told many times but since my time working directly with breast cancer patients it's been nice to see that I have been able to give back in some way despite the challenges the origination I represented has gone through in the last few months.

 My experience with The Breast Cancer Society has been nothing but positive and good.  I saw good in the programs offered.  It's just sometimes good is drowned by evil.  I have loved every survivor I met and worked with. I gained more knowledge and compassion being able to serve women directly and at the end of the day the patients needing help are the ones that got hurt~ I hope to somehow continue helping
"in the now" during the fight against breast cancer.  I am blessed to have witnessed such joy & happiness with the services the patients received.. Thank You Breast Cancer Society for showing me true compassion for others....Hope you enjoy the read

love to you all~

Spotlight-elizabeth-cluff The Breast Cancer Site

Monday, June 1, 2015

The C word never goes away,,,

This is me almost 6 year after final treatment of Radiation.  After Radiation came lots of surgeries so I wont count it in this post.

I've had the opportunity to work 1st hand with women nation wide helping them through support and services such as providing them with prosthesis and bras. Such a small thing to people I realize... However,,,, when you are in the "survival" mode and someone can reach out and say let me help you with some things that I feel will help you while heading into this journey it's worth 
all the money in the world!

 I've witness lots of tears of sadness and joy in my last years of providing help and  one thing we as survivors all have in common is the C word.  Even though I'm on the mend in life and doing well the C word  never goes away.  I can speak for hundreds of other ladies that they feel the same way.

Although I'm getting stronger and have moved on in my little world. I still see how life is still so precious and fragile.

Yesterday I complained about having to go "workout" and I had a bit of an attitude.   Immediately the  C word came into my thoughts...  this was the thought that came after..... "at least you get to workout and have the strength to do so!"  So with that said... no complaints here~ I will keep plugging along and moving forward with the C word in my life because I know I'm not alone...

Love to all my survivors and friends.