One woman's stories, adventures, observations and rants, lived through and beyond metastatic breast cancer.
Monday, November 09, 2009
aware of the irony
Life is funny.
This morning was perfect weather for a bike ride. The sun was out and the temperature climbed to 17C (that's 62.6 in American). It was my first time on the bike in more than a week - since before the plague toppled my family, like a series of dominoes.
It was a fun ride, and I didn't even mind the big hill I have to climb on my way to the hospital. I arrived twenty minutes after I set out, a little sweaty and with my heart pumping. As I locked up and headed into the cancer centre, I noted with pleasure that I hadn't been coughing.
"It feels good to be healthy."
I very nearly said it out loud.
I was suddenly struck by the absurdity of my situation. Here I was, going to get my bloodwork done the day before chemo and thinking about how healthy I am.
Three years ago, at almost exactly this time of year, I learned that my cancer had become metastatic. I don't think I could have imagined this day, when I'd be riding my bike up Smythe Rd. and thinking about how healthy I am.
So, as I was saying at the beginning of this post - life really is pretty funny.
Cross-posted to Mothers With Cancer.
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Wow. Has it really been three years? Time flies. (Personally I remember swearing an throwing something at the wall when I read that your cancer had become metastatic.)
That's really awesome. :)
Good for you, Laurie! I agree, that's awesome. It's nice to be on the other side of all that treatment, eh?
It's certainly good to be feeling good. ;-) The treatment for me, though is an ongoing thing but it's worked well so far...
It really is ironic, but in a way it's a good ironic. You're here to ride your bike three years later. That is so amazing. Reading this made my day. Good luck with this month's chemo, my friend *hugs*
I am so proud of you for riding your bike all over the place! I rode mine too, to my first, post-treatment mammogram last week and it felt great to be outside, on the bike, going to the hospital. I know exactly what you mean, even though "my" cancer is not metastatic. I am wondering if I should put studded tyres on a beater bike and ride through the Winter. I never have biked in the snow before...
I love that you ride your bike to the hospital...
and that you feel healthy doing it.
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