It’s November 30, my “new birthday” once again.
Seven years ago, I had surgery at MD Anderson Cancer Center to remove a second appendiceal adenocarcinoma tumor after two prior surgeries, six months of pre-surgery chemo, three more months of post-surgery chemo (just in case) and a whole bunch of support from family and friends. My doctors removed a completely dead tumor even though the odds were not in my favor.
So today I will celebrate and revel on my “new birthday” again by:
- Enjoying my morning coffee in bed.
- Letting go of any worry or concerns for the day.
- Waking my family up with dance music that makes me happy.
- Enjoying the ride to school with my girls, laughing and being silly.
- Going on my daily walk with my dog and a dear friend.
- Committing to not listening to the news for the day – hah!
- Renewing my vow to do something out of my comfort zone at least a few times a week.
- Reflecting on the past seven years and appreciating my life with all the flaws.
- Remembering my life story isn’t done and I can always edit.
Here’s to many more years of writing my story.