My mom was diagnosed with lung cancer on New Years Eve day.

I wasn’t going to write about this.

I didnt want to write about this.

I wanted my word for the week to be smile or happy. Something to divert my attention from what was going on and put me in a different mindset, but hope kept popping into my head.

The last three weeks have doctors appointments, a MRI, a cat scan and visits to oncology. A very scary, emotional, and exhausting three weeks.

This isnt her first bour with cancer. It’s her 2nd. Ten years ago she had breast cancer. She had a double mastectomy. No chemo or radiation needed. She was lucky. From diagnosis to surgery was a week.

This isnt so quick.

Yesterday we went to see the surgeon. Surgery is probably going g to be on the 3rd. He gave us hope. He thinks if they remove the 3rd lower lobe of her lung it will remove all of the cancer. No talk if chemo or radiation after surgery.

I hope he is right

I hope when they remove the lymph nodes around the area they will be cancer free.

I hope she lives many many years.

I hope the cancer doesn’t come back.

I hope her surgery goes well and she has a speedy recovery

I hope.

I hope.

I hope.

To everyone battling something whether it’s depression or cancer or the loss of a loved one or even a bad day I wish you hope today.

Hope that everything works out the way you want it to.

Hope the light and love begin to heal what may need to be healed.

Hope that you are gentle and loving with yourself today and everyday.

Hope that you know how strong and beautiful you are inside and out. You can get through this. It may not be easy but you can do it.

Hope that you have a wonderful day today.

This piece turned out better than what I thought. I’m proud of myself. I’m expressing my creativity and loving it. I’m seeing more of myself come to the surface

Have hope today.

I do.

14 thoughts on “Hope”

  1. Chrissy I so understand. I cant tell you how many times I have had one year, three months or less to live. Your hope and faith are crucial for you and your mum. She needs you to be strong so she can heal. I know there are many people who dont beleive in alternatives – I am alive because of them. There is a site called Hopewell oils (US) there are several blends of oils that have been used by cancer clients and they have done really well. Frankinsence is my go to for anything from the flu to malaria to Ebola to Cancer. Be blessed as you go through this.

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