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02 October

Onion GraphiscToday, I will be venturing into a new unknown world and vast journey of chemotherapy. I begin an aggressive treatment.

As the day begins anew – so do I.

I have been here before with my first cancer. This is not déjà vu all over again, this is as real as the words on this page.

It will be a journey of surviving and thriving. It will be a difficult adventure taking me through a maze of ups and downs, twists and turns, always knowing that positive success and survival are within my reach.

I will embrace this unknown journey. This is a new challenge to take head on.   

These two cancers have traveled along with me in peaceful harmony for several years until now. They now behave like excited children waiting to go on a reckless outing. It is time to treat the cancers with aggression, and a good swift kick in the pants. 

This is my third cancer. I am a proven survivor, a hard-headed fighter, and I will thrive.

I am afraid this time around. It’s probably a momentary brain-wave blip, and will last a short time given my determination and temperament.

I love orderliness, tangible things I can see, touch and understand. Okay, I admit it, I am a lover of control. Not in extremes – just what I can control! 

I have created a wondrous bedroom retreat at my home. It is filled with a peaceful calm, a serenity garden off of the bedroom filled with glorious plants in every shade of nature’s green palate. The flowers I chose, all of them purple, are a delight to my heart.

A Quiet Healing Retreat

A Quiet Healing Retreat

It is a peaceful place. A quiet and joyful “chemo-place” to seek refuge and healing.

Today, and every day during the many months ahead, I will vigorously fight, attacking this diabolical invader while meeting it head on, directly, and forcefully. I will survive and thrive. My spirit is endless.

Today is a new day. A new direction. A new challenge.

Every Day Is A Gift!

Make Chemo A Celebration!
Every Moment Counts!

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2 Responses to “A NEW DAY OF CHALLENGE”

  1. David William Gibbons October 3, 2013 at 12:44 pm #


    Fortitude and spirit define your journey. A remarkable journey and life force. I am walking with beauty on high Wiltshire downs these days and gradually laying to peace earlier health challenges. Breathing in the day’s first and last contented hours of beauty is a gathering of magical energies that feeds the universal soul. Here I am with you everyday, inseparable and an earnest student encouraged by your never-ending strength. I see you in every moment, so that you may imagine walking these sublime fields of nature’s love.


  2. Heather Karr October 3, 2013 at 9:48 pm #

    Lesli, your “excited children” are in for a rude awakening when they find out their little “reckless outing” is really an intervention! Be your usual superwoman self and you will prevail! xxxoooo

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