Today is October 3, 2016. Today marks 5 months from the day I was diagnosed with Breast Cancer. It is also Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year. How crazy is that? Here I sit recovering from the biggest surgery that I hope to ever have to go through, and it is the start of a new fresh year. For Jews at least.
Over the years we have become less religious, which has definitely made me feel guilty. With Asher going to a temple for preschool, it has brought religion back into all of our lives and we love it. Hearing him say the blessings and wishing me a happy new year this morning means the world to me (and us). I also believe that my experience over the last 5 months has made me more of a believer and spiritual. I have probably prayed more lately than in my entire life! Apparently my prayers worked because I woke up from surgery. Sorry, but it was a real fear!
Anyway, today is a day that we eat, drink and be merry. We are ringing in the new year with family. All I want for this new year and all that follow is a clean bill of health for myself and those all around me.
I still can’t believe all that has gone on during these 5 months. I am still so shocked. Not in denial, as I have actual pain that I can’t ignore but shock. It’s so crazy what can go on in life, but it just makes you that much more aware of yourself. I can’t stress enough how important it is to give yourself breast exams monthly, but also make sure you get your PAP done, your blood work checked, colonoscopy and anything else you need! Be your own advocate, no one else will if you don’t.
I wish you all the sweetest New Year, filled with only the best that life has to offer. L’Shana Tova.