When waiting for scary test results – Part 2

waitingWhere is joy when you’re facing a uncertainty about your health, and in fact, your life? This can be very heavy to deal with.

Here is my joy today: I want to thank everyone who has sent support and caring my way in the form of emails, blog comments, conversations and intention. Many of you have asked me to let you know how things are going as I venture through this time of getting tested for a possible cancer recurrence.

  • Feeling like a pioneer isn’t good:  I feel like a pioneer, but I know I’m not really. I’ve been raised with a western mindset, like most of us, to do what our doctor tells us to do without question.  I respect all healthcare practitioners, but lately I’ve come to realize that there is so much out there in the world in advanced technology and holistic, natural healthcare that most people don’t even get to hear about. If you stay solely within the confines of the mainstream healthcare system (ie: the cancer agency) then you will only hear a small fraction of what care and options are available to you. But you need to spend lots of time, find a team of people who can help you and have the courage to pioneer your own path.
  • The testing:  I am still in the midst of getting several screening tests done to see if cancer is a concern in my body – 1 test result came back worrisome so I’ve had it redone in case it is a false positive, and now I await several more tests.
  • The emotions:  90% of the time I’m feeling pretty steady through this period of waiting and much decision-making. Meditation and mindfulness has built my resiliency very well and I am forever thankful to have discovered these skills.  10% of the time the fear sets in, but mindfulness has taught me that emotions are temporary. The concern about the money needed for these tests is present, but when it comes to health, priorities get adjusted.

My request to my readers:  if you are interested in hearing about what specific cancer monitoring I’m doing, please send me a private email at meaningfulwesternlife@gmail.com and I would be happy to share this information with you.

Thank you again to my readers and being my extended support. Wishing you all a wonderful day,


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12 thoughts on “When waiting for scary test results – Part 2

  1. It’s a pity you don’t have a donate button! I’d definitely donate to this excellent blog!
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  2. Thank you for the update, Wendy. I carry you in my heart and understand the emotions during that 10% of the time. It can hold us back a little but the 90% is what you have cultivated to steadily push you forward.
    I think it was the Dalai Lama who was described as a cross between a cloud, a lotus flower and a piece of heavy duty machinery. I like the visual and something to aspire to.

    • Thank you dear Kim.
      I am very grateful that I have the reservoir of resiliency to rely upon.
      All the best to you, and your caring is very, very appreciated,

  3. We are here for you and always will be. We have your back my friend. I thank you for waking us all up on this subject and sharing as always your information. We all have to take a more involved approach to our health and prevention is such an important part. Big hugs available on request and even when you don’t ask for them there will random ones also.

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