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Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Holidays.....from illness!!

Well it is time to begin to write again.  I took a little hiatus this summer from not only writing but from all and every thing related to or about my medical issues.   I went on a "medical holiday' and I must say that it was the best thing I have done in years.

Not only did I not write one word on my blog....I don't think I even spoke, thought or dreamt about cancer for the past two or more months.    Tomorrow I begin my trek back to the real world and decided that perhaps I should ease my way back into the word of medicine and reality.  Next week I go back to the oncologist and so I am preparing myself for the feeling that comes with those regular visits.

I must say I have not been so relaxed as I have been the past few months.   I have felt like a new person and would suggest to anyone dealing with a chronic illness that taking a holiday from it may be the way to deal with it in a more effective, peaceful and even in many ways accepting fashion.   Now the key to this type of holiday is to go somewhere where no one knows you have a serious illness.   Then you don't have to deal with those 'puppy' dog eyes of very well intentioned people who ask 'and how are you doing' but you know that they are not just casually asking.....what they are saying is .....is the cancer back?   are you having treatments?   I have spent two months not having one person I have encountered ask me that question.....it was refreshing to say the least.  

So, tomorrow I head back and will be thrilled to see friends, glad to sleep in my own bed, but will take the mantle of illness back on with some reluctance............but I am probably stronger and more able to handle whatever may come my way in the coming weeks and months......

Peace and serenity have been my constant companions.........but even more so now that I am rested and rejuvenated.....



2 comments:

Birdie said...

I am so glad that you have had this time. A perfect holiday!

Journey-woman said...

Yes Birdie it was and I would advise anyone to do the same.....nothing like sea, sand and sun to clear the cobwebs!!!!