I came to a realisation today….
….after a phone call that did not go as I was hoping.
On Friday I spent the day in hospital. Something that I have done once a year for the past 3 years.
I have more than 20 breast tumours.
Each year I spend the day in hospital having them measured, and biopsied.
Today I had a call from the specialist, following up on a biopsy that was done of a new tumour. She asked me to come back in for a more invasive core biopsy.
It was not the news that I had been hoping for.
And my initial reaction was to panic. Something I do quite well.
However I realised something….
I don’t want to go through this. I mean REALLY don’t want to. However, there is a positive.
Each difficult experience that I go through helps me to grow. It helps to provide me with a greater capacity for empathy and understanding, so that I may help other people.
And already I am looking beyond this. To how I can help other women in a similar situation.
So for this, I am very thankful.
A loving heart is the beginning of all knowledge.