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Another Day, Another Diagnosis

I have been Leukemia free for almost four years now. Unfortunately, there isn't a day that goes by that it isn't the first thing that comes to my mind in the morning. Day after day as many other cancer survivors do. I fight the good fight. I work towards accepting me for the person I am today. Leaving behind who and what I was in the past. Today my 38 year old body discovered that I have arthritis in my hands. I feel like Leukemia is the never ending shit show. How did I get so lucky? Then there is that part of me that says I should be cherishing each and every moment I have here on Earth. Thanking God to still be alive. I share this with you not for sympathy but to spread awareness. I am learning that Survivorship can be just as hard as the main battle, If not harder. I no longer have the expansive medical team constantly at my side to help me adjust to my new ailment. The nurses are now busy helping their next patients. I am left in this massive world trying to make my way through as I find myself and manage to raise my family. As my Matthew says, "Easy Peasy Lemon Squeezy"

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