(Using your best southern accent, say it out loud with me)
Many thanks to Jessica Crouch with Wolverine Farm Letterpress for the card shown above. It makes me laugh every time I see it. Unfortunately, it is the first thing I said after meeting with my oncologist on Monday.
We had over two years cancer free. The latest scan shows a small tumor – about an inch – that wasn’t there six months ago. So back into surgery we go this coming Monday. The ugly scar on my belly is about to get even uglier. Thank goodness for yoga pants!
Honestly, I’m not at all surprised. I think this will be the new normal for me. Every couple of years something is going to pop up and we will deal with it.
I’m so thankful that surgery is an option and the location is easy enough for removal. I’m thankful for health insurance. Most of all, I’m thankful for the love and support of a kick-ass husband, family and friends.
I really am okay. No tears or feeling of fear here. After experiencing chemo this is a piece of cake. What I hate is the ripple effect that happens. Cancelling plans like hiking trips, birthday celebrations, and having to ask for help.
Okay – enough of the bad news and on with the good – Asheville Rocks!
It amazes me how easily we settled into our new routine. My studio space is amazing. My studio mates are amazing. Work is selling (follow me on Instagram @carriecoxstudio). Brian enjoys working from home. Keva has a best friend down the street. Our little rental house and neighborhood is fab. And best of all, we are spending together. Really meaningful memory-making time.
Sending out much love from our little corner of the world. Please send out some positive vibes, good ju-ju, and prayers on Monday in the direction of Asheville. I’ll try to keep y’all posted.