Laz’ 5 year Anniversary!
Tomorrow will be the 5 year anniversary of my diagnosis. Clearly remember the dreaded phone call I received from my doctor in my office’s bathroom. I kind of knew, but was still shocked and went back to work.
10 months of treatment: radiation, chemo, surgery, more chemo. After I felt better divorce and hit the floor again.
But got up, dusted off and rebuilt again. I live on my sail boat in beautiful Los Angeles, spend the weekends in Vegas, in a great relationship again, my daughter doing great in college, I work, write poetry, travel etc.
Well, missing a few body parts, 30 inches of scars, colostomy, but I’m alive and feel very alive.
I still come here every day, because I cannot appreciate enough the support and the knowledge I received here. You guys saved my life and literally saved my life when my chemo dose was grisly miscalculted and brought it to my attention. You are my heros, and heroines.
Here is a poem about what we need the most of sometimes:
I know your mind's been heavy for way too long,
Fighting your fights all along, all alone,
It's time let go and move on,
For a new day is rising on the horizon.
I think about you every day,
There is no doubt you're in my heart,
There was a time I didn't know why,
But you gave many reasons,
For my thoughts about you to multiply.
Lift your face to that brand new day,
When the long nights and old fights will end,
To be replaced with new games and new ways,
When you no longer have to pretend.
You just have to take it slow, things will be just fine,
Put your faith in patient time,
Those heavy thoughts,
Just let them fly,
Things will fall in place,
All you need is a little patience.
Wish everybody all the best in the struggle.
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