If you have ever gone through times of having a possible serious health issue, you know what it is like being on the roller coaster of getting tests done and waiting for the results. Often, these results lead to more tests.
My readers may know that I have been going through some tests to see if my cancer from 2010 has recurred. I started this journey in November 2013 and it is still going on. One test seems to lead to the next, because most of my results are not ‘clean’.
I have started an immunotherapy treatment that I feel very confident about. There is some ’cause for concern’ and I may have some cancer in my body, and I have confidence that this treatment will strengthen my immune system so my body can fight this on its own. I plan to blog much more in the near future about the learnings I have acquired, which I feel are invaluable.
In the meantime, I had a specialist appointment the other day, was somewhat nervous, and after the appointment I came upon an unexpected labyrinth. It was exactly what I needed in that moment – to drop my current ‘story’ and take a few minutes to walk the labyrinth in meditation. It helped me become 100% present and not worry about what these tests may lead to.
So if you are going through waiting for test results or worried about your health, see if you can find ways to bring peace into your life and be present, be mindful.