Be happy in this moment, because this moment is your life…

I wasn’t sure whether to write this post or not, because I didn’t want to be insensitive, however I think it’s so important to talk about health and the postive outcomes of numerous appointments and tests.

So I went for it…

So, yeah… I’ve been pretty quiet on the health front for SO many reasons. Mostly because until you have the facts there’s no need to share. In fact, blogging about the theatre, books and other ‘normal’ things has completely taken my mind off things, especially the fact that I had a hospital appointment the other week.

How it began…

Last year my life changed because my body changed. I believe stress, diet, exercise and simply life itself had taken a hold of me. Instead of being my usual, ‘get up and go’ gal I was totally freaked. Of course, the evil ‘C’ word (yes, cancer!) reared its ugly head, and let’s be real now, any ‘symptom’ or ‘sign’ makes us immediately think ‘CANCER’. It’s hard not to…

I have had since December to worry about the outcome of the tests, and in between appointments I’ve been lost, in a haze, constantly thinking, ‘What if?’.

But, before my last appointment, for some unknown reason I forgot all about it. I forgot what ‘might’ be and instead I lived. I felt my stress ease without realising it was because the appointment didn’t register. I’m not saying this fixed the problem, of course, but it put it into a box until I was reminded of it by my mother and husband the day before!

The Final Appointment…

When I entered the hopsital I had chest pain, panic attack chest pain and it made me want to cry. But it turns out, all the tests and biopsies were all clear, and because my symptoms had eased no further action was required.

I left the hospital a little stunned, there had been other (more personal news) that I hadn’t expected, so I left feeling alive but a bit deflated. Since then I’ve obviously realised how amazingly lucky I am to not have to go through any more invasive procedures, I’m lucky to be alive and well and I’m lucky to walk away discharged and ready to move forward in my life.

I think these kind of moments really bring home what’s important in life and the real need to embrace it. I read so many sad stories, so many devestating things happening all around the world, and it could happen to any of us at any time…

So I think, hold those close to you that you love, stop worrying about next week, next month or next year, laugh with your friends and be happy, and never, ever take life for granted.

And as the lovely Dr Digby from Holby said, ‘Be happy in this moment, because this moment is your life…’

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