The other day I referred to my cancer as “background noise” as I went about the business of living life. A friend had asked how I was doing. There was concern for me, concern for Nancy as we stand ready to enter a new phase of this journey. My answer surprised them, it surprised me.
Throughout life I have come to recognize that I often do some of my best processing or learning on the fly. I will speak my truth in the midst of a conversation and find myself returning to the comment again and again. Over time I come to see that what was spoken “on the fly” revealed something much deeper about who I am or what I was thinking.
The past few days I have found myself returning to this idea that my cancer is nothing more than “background noise.” [Read more…]