Cancer and juggling – not too often you would put those words together. But today, a fellow WordPress Blogger**, who has just started the cancer fight, posted today regarding the fact that she felt like a juggler who was tossing balls up in the air and was afraid she was not going to be able to catch them all as they came down. This struck a huge cord with me today as I struggle with severe neuropathy in my feet, and body aches and pain. Reminds of what I went through when receiving my Taxol Chemotherapy.
Cancer Fighters are Jugglers
I loved her analogy though – feeling like a juggler, because I think it perfectly fits our life after cancer. This was my answer to her:
“Yes, the anesthesia is wearing off. Yes, you are throwing a ton of balls in the air. And yes, you will catch them. Perhaps not all at once, or in the order you thought you would, but you will. The C-word does that to your life unfortunately. It changes it around so that just when you think you’ve got it all figured out, another ball drops and you have to catch that one and you go, oh sh*t; here we go again. And it’s all good. Because we will get through, we will survive, and we will be scrappier and more of a fighter than ever before. Hugs!”
It was a good reminder for me. I unfortunately have different balls in the air than many others, but it is all good. I will catch them. Of that I have no doubt. After all, I have caught everything thrown my way so far. Why would that change now?
Until next time, capture life kreatively!
**The post I am referring to is from Cutscenes and you can find that here.