“I was wearing a dress I hadn’t worn in ages and summer sandals for the tropical heat and one of the moms didn’t recognize me! “You look so good,” one of the moms commented. Normally, I would be so excited with this ego-boosting compliment. But she had no idea I lost so much weight because I had been sick – the irony was thick because I had been trying my whole adult life to slim down. She also didn’t know how happy I was to overcome my weakness and be able to walk from the car park to the school. There were other things she wasn’t aware of either: how much I was sweating because I was so out of shape from all the time spent lying in bed, since I was so out of shape from all the time in bed, or how long it took me to shower and dress because of the unbearably painful hemorrhoids combined with low My mind was thinking, ‘Don’t you know I have cancer?’ but all I said was thank you.”
(from Chapter 5)
As I progressed from a state of 50% cancerous cells to remission in 4 months, I didn’t realize I would discover so much about myself. My journey reflects the struggle we all have to find the balance in our lives and the need for authenticity to let our true selves shine through.
Have you ever been so sick that you felt you were losing control of regaining health? Share with me your story of how you found your health again. I am always looking for stories that support my belief that the body has the ability to heal itself.
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