Four year surgery anniversary

On April 8, 2013, after several months of chemo, I had surgery to remove my bladder and reconstruct a new one.  My daughter texted me this morning to see how I was feeling about it.  Honestly, I have not thought about it much this week..  I believe going from three month check-ups for the past three years to every six months this past year has taken it off the front burner for me.

I feel no emotions about this anniversary other than how it has impacted my relationships.  I don’t fear my scans.  I just set up my next check-up this past week for late June and I will not be nervous for the results because cancer was just the catalyst that changed a lot of things in my life.  When I talk about those changes, particularly relationships and giving back, that is when the emotions are ever-present and quick to be triggered.

Yes, I am grateful to be cancer-free and I am grateful that my new bladder actually works, but most importantly I feel blessed to have been able to walk away from a great job and career to follow God’s call for a new purpose in my life.

Dean

A Boomer In Transition

2 thoughts on “Four year surgery anniversary

  1. Life changing anniversary for sure– which continues to GIVE back to you, because you used it to let it change you and your priorities. Proud to be your friends; Happy Anniversary!

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