Well folks its been a while since I have been on here and I am in the fortunate postion (at the moment)to have completed a year in remission from my gynae cancer and although the slog is a little tough at times and the 'cure date' is not for another 9 years.
Nevertheless, I am still counting my blessings every single day and you are never too far away from my thoughts. Cancer is a lifelong club I think, once you join, you never leave and the people you meet will always touch your soul in ways you never imagined, leaving you all the more richer for it.
Alas, being a teacher, I am the 'cancer guest speaker' (nice!) at our junior school's annual worlds greatest shave fundraiser. The kids are gorgeous and are happy to donate and undertake such events.
The token cancer speaker - so many ideas and thoughts run through my mind - well, the chemo injections in the spine for starters, followed up by folenic acid! 🙂 Its enough to make an adult cry, let alone a 5 year old. I have decided to talk and focus on hope. I have also decided to talk about death, because it can happen too, as we know. What a journey. It will be the first time I will stand in front of little people and talk whilst they open their minds and the hearts (and their wallets for that matter). At the end of the day, its the kindness that counts.
In my 14 years of teaching, I don't think I have ever been as nervous as I am now, me, who can talk the leg off a chair - who would have thought! So, if you have any quotes, ideas, topics, stories or you want to come along in spirit with me, by all means, let me know 🙂 In the meantime, this Teacher Mum is going back to basics. Friendship, Hope and Kindness.
Cancer Council NSW would like to acknowledge the traditional custodians of the land on which we live and work.We would also like to pay respect to elders past and present and extend that respect to all other Aboriginal people.