Viewpoint, reaction, fear- all creatures of habit. Sometimes glimpses of your pure, sweet goodness emerge, and you have changed, yet some of it has always been there. Conceptually these things don’t agree, though they are wanted, preferred. Can the slate be blank again, viewpoints, thoughts, and experiences be new? Is old, known pain defeating being optimistic, yet vulnerable about the future? What a painfully stupid choice, what a gut wrenching habit.
I am a brain cancer survivor living life after emergency-mode. I’ve gone through everything you hear about, finding out you have cancer, surgery, treatment, making plans, getting help, being unconscious, and so on. I may refer back to that... Shit, it may COME back to that! But for now, I’d like to talk about life AFTER the emergency mode that brain cancer brings. I’d like to talk about normal, regular, everyday life when part of your brain is gone and the rest takes over. I’d like to talk about normal, regular, everyday life when your perspective changes. I’d like to talk about normal, regular, everyday life when others see you differently and they either get you or they don’t. I’ve spent over three and a half years holding this in, mainly because I didn’t want to be labeled as having brain cancer. Many people fail to understand what that label brings. It’s not the same as denial- think about that. However, after all this time, I realize that holding onto it feels like cancer. I didn’t chose cancer but I had chosen to hold onto what felt like cancer. Not any more. So here it goes. I hope you get something good out of it, my brain cancer freeish, everyday life perspective.
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