I’m putting the pieces back together again . . .
I’ve started working out! Well okay, two boot camp sessions, but just a few weeks ago, I wondered if I could open a tight jar by myself or do a single push-up. Putting the pieces back together . . .
My new acupuncture treatments have opened me up to a relaxation I didn’t know was possible, and with healing points named “Return To The Nest” and “The Four Kings” — it’s like poetry! Putting the pieces back together . . .
I’m going to try a 3-day liquid cleanse after Mother’s Day. Green juices and nut juices, soups and teas, no alcohol, no coffee. I’ve juiced a lot in my life, but this is a Mother’s Day treat using pre-crafted jars which line up like colorful candy jars in my refrigerator. Easy Peazy! To quote the founder of this San Francisco based Can Can Cleanse, Teresa Piro “The practice of a 3-day liquid cleanse encourages willpower, self-control and time of reflection. Letting the digestive system relax and reset leads us to discover physical and mental clarity. The result is an invigorating and inspiring feeling that puts us back on a healthy track.” Putting the pieces back together again . . .
Looking now in the rear view mirror at my confrontation with breast cancer — the endless tests, the endless waiting for the test results, the diagnosis, the surgeries, and the fear, always that fear — finally I’m more willing to accept it and say it out loud. I had breast cancer and I know it will always be a part of who I am. So I’m really doing it — I’m putting the pieces of my life back together again, in an altered arrangement and with an enhanced vantage point on my life.
I’m reminded that my body is on loan to me,
Despite all its new scars and strange feelings,
It still carries my will,
And for that,
I’m so very thankful.