It’s May, and the sun is shining. People are coming out of their houses to soak up some glorious sunshine and it does wonders for my spirits.
These beautiful flowers helped too – a surprise from friends to give me strength to get through the momentous occasion of our dancing school’s show this weekend.
It was an amazing success, but I don’t think I realised just how much the emotional strain of it all would impact on my physical well-being. The thing is, the theatre is my home and my love. Being back in a theatre after a life-changing diagnosis, was a massive ordeal and tons of work. Not to mention being responsible for 200 children and the reputation of a successful business. No pressure then.
Now the show’s all over, I feel a massive sense of relief. The sun shining on a Bank Holiday was like an extra gift, and I feel better physically than I have in the last year. Playing with my little dogs in the garden, I could even dare to forget about my diagnosis for a few minutes and so for today, I am extremely grateful.
Now, I’ve got a wonderful holiday in Portugal to look forward to next week. Being caught up in cancer treatments and their side effects has stopped us going away for so long, so this much needed vacation couldn’t have come at a better time. Get me by that pool and let the healing continue!
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"My whole world turned upside down when i was diagnosed with ovarian cancer in June 2012. It’s been a massively steep learning curve for both me and those closest to me. I'm hoping that writing this blog will help me work through the necessary adjustments in my life, and provide a chance to keep those that are interested up-dated with my progress. Just so you know, I'm writing under a pseudonym because i want to protect my close friends and family. So, here i am. Jane Knight"
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