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Nancy, Alumna Mentor (@1nan)

We all have waiting times

Cancer: Managing Symptoms | Last Active: Apr 10 12:16am | Replies (12)

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@gingerw

@1nan Reading your post again this morning, the doves are cooing, over-wintered Canadian geese are honking. A brilliant sunshine is making its way through the laundry room windows on the east side of the house, belying the fact it is only 30 degrees outside. In the waiting period that I am in right now, juggling new diagnoses and previous ones together, these things remind me that life goes on regardless. A mix of feelings and emotions are normal, and those of us with life-altering situations see these in enhanced lights. Worry, questioning, fear. But also, gratitude and peace.We seek out whatever distraction may appease the frenetic merry-go-round inside our heads, realising "it is what it is" until we have concrete paths to adjust to and follow.

I am grateful to read your words. May we all learn from each other, support and grow with each other.
Ginger

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@gingerw Dear friend Ginger. You are so good at observation of your surroundings and then beautifully describing them to us. Then you extract something deeper in meaning that can offer help, hope or inspiration from what you see. It is a gift that seems to help you find soft landings when life has tossed you around. Your acceptance of, “it is what it is” would be a blessing to those who become immobilized by fear and don’t know where their feet are, let alone where they want them to go. I wonder if what you actually do is rename your fear and then deal with your more familiar reality. If so, how might that be told or shown to others so they could get “unstuck” and find a less scared path?
Peace, Nancy