pathsSee, there’s this path I was on for a bit. It was difficult, frustrating, nauseating, annoying, stressful and painful, yet with beauty and love wrapped up in it. Like a weird, uncomfortable burrito. I was a cancer burrito on a path, apparently.

I walked down this path begrudgingly, because I had to. What other choice do you have when faced with a cancer diagnosis? You walk the damn path. My path was chemo and surgery. And thankfully, today, I found out that I officially reached the end of that path. My doctors met and agreed that they were all happy with the pathology and no need for radiation!

As I’m taking the last few steps of recovery on this path, I’m looking toward the next path, or multiple paths or just running wildly through the damn field with a lifetime of relief. Are there things to worry about? Sure. Do I have concerns of reoccurrence? Sure. Is that going to hold me back from living life? Oh hell no!

What’s next? Finish recovering. And move forward with a new found appreciation for life, for my kids, for my husband, for my family and for my friends. Not allowing fear or “what society says” to guide my decisions. And just moving the hell on!

As you can tell, I’m not a big fan of things that hold me back. But sometimes there are really important life lessons that you learn from those things. Should you continue to let them hold you back? Absolutely not. You should learn as much as you can from them, and better yourself because of them. And when it comes time to head down the next path, take that step or turn or leap with the knowledge you’ve gained, learning all that you’ve learned. And honey, never once look back!

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  • Reply Nancy Pollard May 9, 2015 at 10:24 pm

    Shannon , so happy for you that you have reached the end of this unpleasant journey you have been on. I wish you

    • Reply Nancy Pollard May 9, 2015 at 10:28 pm

      Hopefully this will continue to end my other post.
      I wish you well on your new journey back to the life path you were on before this detour.
      Fondly, Nancy Pollard. .HS friend of your father in law

      • Reply Shannon May 27, 2015 at 4:28 pm

        Thank you Nancy!!

  • Reply SBG May 8, 2015 at 7:38 pm

    Words cannot express how excited I am for you! If we lived in the same city, I’d insist we see Almost Famous together at Koka Booth. It would be part of your recovery. ;) Love you, SAC!

    • Reply Shannon May 8, 2015 at 11:28 pm

      Without a doubt!! Love you SBG!!! xoxo

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