I am ever so slowly getting back into the swing of things at work. I am remembering HOW to do my job, how much I love it and how much I love and appreciate the people I work with. Our clients continue to make me smile and really, in the whole scheme of things, isn't that just the best?
BIG love out to our Jake! He underwent another MRI on Wednesday after complaining about headaches and nausea for a few weeks. The results came back yesterday and EVERYTHING is clear. Absolutely everything. Even the spots that were there during his diagnosis.
Please send some love to my friend Jody. Her mom, Ellen, passed away last night. This was one of those times when cancer was fast and furious. Cancer, really, truly, does suck.
Hugs to Nancy, who is DONE with her treatments and now will move on to getting back to 100%. Her daughters Girl Scout troop is honoring her on a local walk on October 5. The money raised from this walk goes to Support Connection, an outstanding organization in our community that helps women and their families living with breast and ovarian cancer. If you are interested in donating, you can do so HERE. Backstage Salon is a sponsor of the Support Walk and we will be there on the 5th cheering on the walkers and giving out samples.
My friend Melissa is also fighting with cancer.
So apparently September is National endometrial cancer month, also known as uterine cancer month.
Who knew, right? I certainly didn't. Not until I began to research it after being diagnosed with it in the beginning of August.
It is not something you hear about everyday so I really wanted to support it, spread the word about it, and give a little advice.
First, listen to your instincts. I had no symptoms. None. Just a nagging feeling. All women have it, some are just more in tune to it. So tune in and listen.
In the past year I went to my doctors so much I was sure they thought I was a hypochondriac.
Doesn't matter, just keep going until you are satisfied. And if one doctor doesn't listen and you leave still feeling uneasy, move on to another.
Second, make appointments for your health and keep them. Don't avoid going out of fear which is so common because it really is true about early detection. They've come a long way with the fight against cancer. I see so many of my own family and friends that beat it and they are truly inspiring to me!!
As for me, I am going to be fine! I am strong...even though I cry over just about anything involving children and animals...I really am pretty tough. Also, the support team behind me that includes my family and extended family (aka friends) is amazing. I am still overwhelmed by the kindness of people that I have experienced these last few weeks.
So there it is. Listen to yourself ladies! YOU are the smartest person you will ever talk to!! God bless!
Thank you all for taking a minute and sending some light, love and healing blessings to Jake (and of course his mama, Amy), Jody, Nancy, and Melissa.
Take a minute to send some to YOUR people and always, ALWAYS feel free to share here.
Then I watched them fade away
As I look around a vacant room
I see nobody left here to play
Cause I made myself a prisoner
Shackled up all my fears