Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Leukemia Diagnoses was Six Months Ago; I Thank All of You!!

I can hardly believe that it has been six months, since I heard those frightening words, “Michele, you have leukemia.” And here it is, six months later and I still do not even believe it! I keep thinking that this is the stupidest thing that has ever happened to me. I mean I have done some pretty “stupid” things in my life, that is for sure; but THIS takes the cake!

Being that I am able to live in denial so well, I just keep thinking, that one of these days, my doctor is going to look at me with that puzzled look and say, “Just what ARE you doing here, YOU don’t have leukemia?” After I give him the biggest hug ever, I am going to Waltz right out of his office and dance the jig!
But, in the meantime, I am going to continue to live my life; loving and spending time my family and friends, dancing, gardening, traveling and doing whatever else my heart desires for as long as my body is capable. I really do feel that my lust for life and pure stubbornness has helped me to prevail during this very difficult time. I had two choices; I could either “sit it out” or “just dance.” I chose to dance! (My back-up theme song!)

I do not know why this journey has chosen me, and I do not yet know its’ purpose, but I shall continue down my path; living and learning all the way. Thank you all for your prayers, love and support, and for cheering me on my way; I couldn’t have done it without all of you! 

With humble gratitude, Michele

1 comment:

  1. Michele, My Belle! You couldn't have done it without us? Ahh, your blog helps so many others, I would bet other struggling are thinking "I couldn't have done this without Michele"! You are in inspiration to all, whether they survive a victim of this insidious disease, whether they are fighting it WITH you, and even reminding those in remission - least they ever forget for a single second, to not take any day for granted. Each and every day, as well as each and every person in that day is a gift. Hang in there, I have more blogs of yours to read here, but I "think" your bone marrow tap is coming up soon, I am so glad your Dr. is compassionate enough to use general anesthesia for this one. I - thank You for the reminders!
    Always, julia


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