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June 16th, 2010 by - comments (4)

Today? I get my sutures out. Honestly, that is the high point of the day and it comes at 10:00 a.m. Anything else is just frosting.

Today? I get to enjoy the fact that the cells were simply dysplastic, not melanoma and that all of the skin cancer I am dealing with is at the “early detection, simple and easy to treat” point.

Today? I get to appreciate that I pledged to Choose You, with a focus on my skin, the largest organ in my body, and I have stayed true to my promise to protect my skin and get it checked.

Today? I am happy that the excised spot removed all of the problem cells and I’m finished with that area. It’s good now. I look forward to rubbing scar lotion on it, and being able to scratch.

Today? I am okay that I’ll have a scar that will be noticeable. It means I am alive and living and none of us get through this without scars. Also, this one is so very small, especially in context.

Today? I feel very lucky that I don’t have to worry about this and can turn my mind and attention to the many amazing things in my life: my family, my friends, my work, the constant chirrup of cicadas, oh wait, scratch the last bit. Those just remind me of the heat.

So now, for tomorrow, I’m going to think about what next.

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4 Responses to “Next”

  1. Gonna Do It! says:

    Wow Julie – that is a lot to be grateful for today! Thank you so much for sharing your journey with us, and for inspiring others to remember the little things before they turn into big things. Peace.

  2. Today–you also made a difference for all the people who read this–
    so glad to hear this good news.

  3. Samantha says:

    It’s funny how we take the small things for granted… We always seem to make the big things even bigger… I found out today that mine is only cervical dysplasia, and not cervical cancer… While I was paniced about that I must remember that it could be worse… it could be cancer. So today, I am greatful for that. Thank you for your post and reminding me to be thankful for the small things.

  4. Amy Swygert says:

    Wear your scar as a badge of honor as I do mine from my cancer treatment. It’ll give you more opportunity to spread the word about how important taking care of ourselves and early detection is. SO glad it all turned out ok!!!

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