Instead of waiting for the storm to be over, I have decided to dance in the rain.
I have been dancing with metastatic breast cancer for more than 5 years now.
Every morning, I rise to the sound of birds singing.
I feel the warmth of the early morning sun as it streams through the window.
and thank the heavens and the stars
I am one of the lucky ones.
When I was 39 years old, I found a lump in my breast. Because I was black and poor, it took 6 months of struggling with doctors and insurance before I was granted treatment. Six months with a tumor growing out of my chest and no treatment.
The details of the cancer are irrelevant. The fact that it spread all over my body is pointless to discuss. The cycles of chemo, surgery and radiations are too many to keep track of, so I don’t.
The fact that I will be on some sort of treatment for the rest of my life seems immaterial.
It happened. This is my life. And I accept it.
I AM STILL HERE
Each day, I open my eyes and start again. I celebrate my life and welcome the light in!
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