Well, the wheels really fell off me, didn’t they. After my last post I intended to share with you all about our move back to George Town but one thing after another kept stopping me, and before I knew it I wasn’t even in Malaysia anymore. Here’s what’s gone down.
I actually wrote this post out weeks ago, but something stopped me from posting it for quite some time. In fact, you may have been wondering why it’s been a few weeks since my last update; well, there’s a good reason. Since my last post, we moved from Chiang Mai to Penang, Malaysia, and I have to be honest, it’s been somewhat of a bumpy transition.
I tried and tried to come up with a better name for this post. I really did! But you know how a working title sometimes sticks? Yeah. I pondered and pondered over what creative and, you know, not lame words I could come up with to describe this post to you, and I couldn’t decide on anything. So this will have to do. Here is what happened to me this year. Spoiler alert: It was hard, but I wouldn’t change it for anything.
Experiencing cancer is like being in the middle of a whirlwind. Events are spinning faster than you can control, and you can find yourself lost in a storm of thoughts, positive and negative, that make it really hard to stay grounded and steady. For me, the only thing that kept me sane were the affirmations I diligently repeated to myself whenever I felt my fears rising. Because they worked for me, I thought I would share them with all of you here, in the hopes that they may help any of you who might also be going through a health issue.
This one is quite hard to prefix. There’s not much else I can say to prepare you guys for this, so here goes. This year I’ve been dealing with something in secret, and that is the fact that a few months ago I underwent treatment for marginal zone lymphoma.