merry christmas eve from survivorland

Cancer free.

Still.

Seven and a half years. Trust me I count my blessings. I am one of the lucky ones.

I have friends who live with MBC, otherwise known as Metastatic Breast Cancer. These women are my heroes, my inspiration. They live their lives to the fullest, and show the rest of us what it is to survive. They are amazing and wonderful and strong. Even when treatment leaves them sapped of energy on occasion, they rise.

It is still a complicated relationship that I have with breast cancer. Some days it’s all warrior girl “F cancer”, and some days a lot more vulnerable. Cancer is something you can move past if you are so blessed, but it doesn’t necessarily move past you. There is that emotional component. And it lurks, playing peek a boo when it so chooses.

Yesterday I met another survivor. She is amazing and positive and strong and wonderful and I look forward to getting to know her better. She was like a bright Christmas light. When you meet cool people like this, you understand the magic of Christmas.

I haven’t written in a while. I don’t like to post unless I have something to say. Today it’s simply there is a higher power out there and if you are struggling, please have faith. Enjoy the magic of Christmas.

Also today I got a note:

Ok wow, seven and a half years later, and it makes me so happy that this blog is of value and resonates in a positive way with people. I just write. The following is organic. I am just a regular person, so it is so flattering when other sites include me. Follow this link for BreastCancerPodcast.com. You can find my blog in the personal website section of their site. Here is what they said:

It’s kind of strange to me every time someone writes about me writing about my breast cancer journey. A weird out of body experience as I view my words through someone else’s eyes.

To get this note on Christmas Eve is like getting an extra Christmas present. I have only skimmed the surface of this site, but I think it is kind of neat and draws a bunch of resources together. It is NOT a substitute for your breast cancer medical care team, but even if my blog wasn’t mentioned, I would take a peek at what they are doing.

As another year draws to a close, I will take a moment to wish all of you and your loved ones a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. May you be touched by all of the joy and magic the season has to offer.

About carla

Writer, blogger, photographer, breast cancer survivor. I write about whatever strikes my fancy as I meander through life.
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One Response to merry christmas eve from survivorland

  1. Tonnes Shavonne says:

    Dear Carla, Your Journey is very inspirational. Truly extraordinary things and actions come from what we simply consider to be very “ordinary people”. There is nothing ordinary about taking moments of your private time, to share your unique story and journey to help other people going through similar struggles. Your blog should be listed in every single resource list across the web. Your story is not part of studies or statistics; it is a true story. One loaded with all the emotions that came along with the journey and struggle. Doctor and specialists may be able to provide the health care and to a certain extent, some emotional support. However, all things being equal, they are usually dealing with so many patients that it may be very difficult to give feedback or support. After all, doctors are human. Patients going through their own unique journeys provide very specific perspective and feedback into problems and the way it affects them. That uniqueness may resonate with thousands of people across the globe and is SUPER valuable. Sharing our world to others is not very easy, principally when facing challenges… People sometimes do that for a period and it slowly fades… You are there 7 and half years later… Amazing. Thank you for everything you do. Yours, Shavonne 24.12.2018, 19:15, “ihavebreastcancerblog” <comment-reply@wordpress.com>:

    carla posted: ”

    Cancer free.

    Still.

    Seven and a half years. Trust me I count my blessings. I am one of the lucky ones.

    I have friends who live with MBC, otherwise known as Metastatic Breast Cancer. These women are my heroes, my inspiration. They live their lives to “

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