Reporting in for my 7-month Anniversary

Hello, everyone!

Just wanted to pop in and let you know that I’m doing as well as can be expected. 🙂 My new lifestyle of eating mainly like a rabbit is going strong still despite my desire from time to time to eat melted CHEESE and yummy MEAT dishes. Oh, and we mustn’t forget my hankering for jjajang myun and other flour-based noodles!

Fear not. I am managing to resist for the sake of my health. 🙂

I am slowly getting back into the swing of things. As I feel better, I am allowing myself the luxury of getting more involved with the youth group again. Poor little minions! They have certainly felt the effects of my recovery as I took a back seat and allowed others to do things in my stead or simply let things idle while I heal.

And then there’s work. I am currently in the third year of my four-year probational tenure process, and it’s been a challenge to keep up with my teaching responsibilities and the “extracurricular” duties expected of full-time faculty. These days, I’ve been staying at the office until 9pm in order to try to get a handle on the grading since little Bentley makes it difficult to grade at home. Poor little poochie. As soon as I get home, he wants to stick to my side–more often, lap–for as long as he can. Yeah, grading can be a challenge when a canine insists on napping on your lap. 😉

All in all, though, I continue to be thankful to God for this wake-up call. I’d like to think that this health scare prevented even more serious health concerns from popping up in the future. This “reset” to my life, as I like to call it, has been certainly eye-opening. Hopefully, with the modifications that I’ve made to my life, I’ll continue to be cancer-free for the rest of my life and live until a ripe old age of 90! 😉

I’ll be back for the one-year anniversary update in March 2018. At that time, I should be able to give you an update on my follow-up mammogram and report that I am still cancer free! 🙂

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Update for This Blog…

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Hello! It’s been some time since my last post, huh? Yes, the site looks a bit bare because I realized that this blog, despite only a few people knowing about it, can still be accessed by people unknown to me, hence the removal of the previous posts from the public arena. I felt uneasy knowing that random people from various parts of the world were reading some very personal things about me; a recent stats check on the blog was eye-opening, to say the least.  O.o

In any case, as I approach my 6-month anniversary, I wanted to let you all know that I am doing as well as can be expected. I am taking one day at a time and just trying to relax and prepare for the upcoming fall term. I will confess that finishing up the spring term with everything that was going on took a bigger toll on me than I expected or let on. Needless to say, my ability to handle stress feels considerably diminished, and I am now learning to accept certain new limitations on what I can and should do. Interesting how so many things can change for an individual privately and yet seem relatively unchanged to the outside world….

One of my prayers these days is that I live each day resting in God’s hands, protected from whatever Satan tries to throw my way. *sigh* The unseen spiritual battle is so very real at times, it’s quite sobering. At least the physical battle can be seen….

On a positive note, I am now down 30 pounds from March and continuing to live a healthy lifestyle. Here’s hoping that I live until at least 90! 😉