|Marla's new hair|
A friend asked me recently if 2013 had been the worst year of my life. I thought about her question for a moment then responded that it had not. Needless to say, she was rather surprised by my answer.
Uhhhh, does a bear s--- in the woods? So, why in heaven's name was 2013 not the worst year of my life? Simple. I learned to express love more freely, complain less, forgive easily, show compassion, and pray daily. Instead of adopting a “why me” attitude when doctors confirmed I had cancer, I chose to embrace the disease, which lead to a candid self-evaluation and a more tolerant view of life in general. I like to think that I’m a softer, gentler version of myself.
|Marla on New Year's Day 2014 with her |
new friend, Coco Chanel
It is no surprise that the new year will continue to be filled with oncology check-ups, PET scans and appointments with my plastic surgeon, Dr. Yuen. It is anticipated that the reconstruction procedure will be scheduled in late March or early April, which will be confirmed when I meet with the surgeon on January 14. The journey continues.....