I just realized that I posted this on Facebook but forgot to post it here. Any and all supportive and healing thoughts will be most appreciated!
It's been a little quiet here, and I'm sorry about that. Things have been a little difficult here in Kimberland, and I'm having to slam on the brakes on plans and projects yet again. What I'm about to tell you is hard, but I believe in the power of positivity and love from others, and I'm hoping you can help me with that.
I know... Over the past 10 (!!!) years, I've asked for your prayers and support for a number of different things. You've always been the most amazing audience, and I can never thank you enough for always coming through.
But if there's one time I really need your love and support, it's right now.
Two weeks ago, I was diagnosed with breast cancer.
It's aggressive. It's definitely taken hold, so we're trying to work quickly to make sure I start treatment in the next few weeks. It is definitely treatable, but it will be a long, challenging road to recovery.
I'm determined to fight this with everything I have, but I'm not going to lie - I am terrified. I know that there are many survivors out there, many within my own family; but I'm so scared of all the unknowns, the scary treatments, the complete 180 my life has done that I just have to accept so that I can focus on my treatment. You all know I've been dealt plenty of hard hands over the years, and I've made it through them all, but this? Hoo boy... this is the biggest demon I've ever had to fight.
What I'm asking of you, dear readers, is to pray for me. If you prefer to think good thoughts or do some sort of interpretive dance, do that instead. I'll take anything at this point, as long as it's positive and encouraging, and reminding me that I WILL pull through this. Naturally, I know that I can do this; it's just that there will be days when I will feel discouraged, and a little good thought or prayer from a few of you would help so much.
As far as the blog goes, I'm not stopping that! Don't be silly. Like I told you in January's posts, I wasn't going to put too much pressure on myself as far as posting schedules this year, and that works for what's going on right now. And during this scary period of my life, I want as many things as possible to remain normal. So, while I may not be able to do as much recipe development or posting as I'd hoped this year, it doesn't mean that there won't be any updates. Even if it's just keeping up on social media and offering tips and amusement here and there, I will be around. I need it. It will help me hang onto feeling like me. But my top priority must and will be my health and wellness.
So, please be my cheerleaders. Root for me, pray for me, believe in me - just don't give up on me. I'm not giving up on me; I still have too much to do and see and love and taste and hear and feel. I'm not done here just yet. It will be a hard road, but I will get to my eventual destination. And with your love and support, I know I'll get there even faster.
Thank you, and I love you all for being the best readers any blogger of any kind ever had in the history of ever. ❤️