|"Is Me Disappearing?" copyright Carole Reid 2017|
Living with the knowledge that cancer tried to kill me keeps me awake at night. Not every night, but often enough that I've become expert at inhaling long deep breaths through my nose and exhaling slowly through my mouth.
These past few months (six) have taught me to take better care of myself.
I've always been the type of person who puts my desires and needs after everyone else's. I'm learning to say no and accepting that I just can't/won' take care of much more than myself right now. This is a hard, but necessary, lesson for a mother.