Getting a mammogram IS taking care of yourself. Family history plays a large part in the possibility of getting cancer, but the BRCA test and a mammogram are your best offense so that you will know your risk.
I could never have come through all of this with a Christian counselor. Dealing with trauma, emotional things, marital problems, etc while going through deconstruction simply cannot be handled by someone who is committed to first and foremostly “saving lost sheep.” You are not a project. You are not a salvation target. You are a person and you need to be heard and taught how to walk through your own life.
Row, row, row your boat, gently down the stream Merrily, merrily, merrily, life is but a dream Row, row, row your boat, gently down the stream Merrily, merrily, merrily, life is but a dream… Around and around they go, songs in a round, much like life. Except life isn’t always “but a dream”. This is […]
Around my 40th birthday some clarity began to emerge. First, in the realization that I really didn’t care what other people thought about me anymore. This was huge, because I tend to be rather co-dependent and I want people to like me. The swing to the other direction took me a bit by surprise but I also saw it as freedom to be myself. Step one.
Or I should say a giant leap for this woman.