Sunday, 21 February 2010

New Life

This time last year I was recovering from my lumpectomy and lymph node sampling ops. I could barely move, a massive haematoma saw to that and the anesthetic knocked me for six. Everythiing I ever did was stopped; my mobile dog grooming business, swimming, running and all the races I had planned..... I really couldn't see beyond the day in hand let alone dream of a future. The thing that kept playing in my head was the conversation I had with my surgeon "I have just about ruined this year for you, but the next 40 are going to be great..." I didnt believe him at the time.. about the next 40 being great!
A year on, my life has changed beyond recognition. I don't get stressed like I used to.... whats the point? So what if the kids play up? So what if things go wrong? In the whole scheme of things, I have been to hell and back. I have looked death in the face and walked away.
I have a fab new car - my mini cooper and a wonderful addition to our family in the shape of Cola. I am running and swimming again and even doing some yoga!
Anybody reading this who may be going through cancer treatment right now.... believe me, there is light at the end of the tunnel. Life will be bigger and better!


  1. what a fabulously uplifting post! and Cola looks gorgeous.

  2. What a wonderful uplifting post. I love horses too and yours looks beautiful. Blessings

  3. Absolutely true, enjoy being in the light my friend, you have truly deserved this time.
    .......:-) Hugs

  4. What a fab post. What a difference a year makes. Stay strong and carry on

  5. Thank you for sharing Sara! You have such a great outlook on life.

  6. So great to see how well you are doing one year out. I am coming up to my 1 year from diagnosis and am inspired by your upbeat post! Continue to feel well and enjoy Cola...what a beauty!


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