I have been asked many times why I did not go down the traditional road to healing cancer. My answer then and now, are still the same....because I felt like I needed to go down a different road. When I counsel with other women who are facing cancer, I never try to convince them to do anything I have done. I actually don't try to convince them to choose anything other than what they know in their heart that they should do. I try to help them figure out a way to conquer the fear first, so that they they can study and receive some type of inspiration about what road they need to travel. Fear and Faith do not coexist, and so it is vital to conquer the fear so that faith and hope can fill your life. Cancer is scary enough, but when it paralyzes you... then it's not a good thing. It is vital to gain knowledge, as I have said "Knowledge is Power" but if you are completely scared to death, then most of that knowledge just seems even more overwhelming and consuming. So it is important to combat the fear first.
The things I have gone through I have tried to document in this blog, so that those who are facing the same thing in their cancer journey will at least have the information of one other survivor. I hope in some way that it has made a difference. I am hoping it will be a source of encouragement for my family, to be pro-active in taking care of themselves and always doing their check ups to.
It has been quite a journey and some times it has been a lonely road for me, since I chose the road less traveled. But in my heart it was the right thing for me and that is where my comfort and peace comes from.
I pray that this blog will continue to be a source of hope and encouragement to many. Life is hard, I am just glad we don't have to go it ALONE.
Good night dear friends.
The Road Not Taken
Poet: Robert Frost
Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,
And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveler, long I stood
And looked down one as far as I could
To where it bent in the undergrowth;
Then took the other, just as fair,
And having perhaps the better claim,
Because it was grassy and wanted wear;
Though as for that passing there
Had worn them really about the same,
And both that morning equally lay
In leaves no step had trodden black.
Oh, I kept the first for another day!
Yet knowing how way leads to way,
I doubted if I should ever come back.
Somewhere ages and ages hence:
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I -
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.
"ALL OF LIFE IS A JOURNEY WHICH PATHS WE TAKE, WHAT WE LOOK BACK ON, AND WHAT WE LOOK FORWARD TO IS UP TO US. WE DETERMINE OUR DESTINATION, WHAT KIND OF ROAD WE WILL TAKE TO GET THERE, AND HOW HAPPY WE ARE WHEN WE GET THERE."