Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Been way too long, but a lot has happened lately.

Yeah, I know it's been a long time since I last posted.  Too long.
But I'm going to try and start things back up.

So, a lot has happened since last I posted. 

I moved to Hagerstown, Md a few weeks ago for a new job.  Well, not too new as in I'm still a 911 dispatcher, but at a different place.  And eventually I'll get paid a little more than I was.  But the main reason I moved is I just needed to get away from Georgia.  Not that I didn't really like it there, but too many bad memories, I suppose, from everything I went through.  Needed a fresh start on life, again.

One of the biggest pieces of news I got was on April 19th.  My oncologist told me that basically she sees no reason for me to continue being tested for cancer.  That if it hasn't come back by now, then the likelihood of it coming back now is so low there's no reason to be checked anymore.  For all intents and purposes, I'M CURED!!!  God, the words I've been wanting to hear for a long time! 

It's weird though, because with the move and new job and all, it still hasn't really sunk in.  The very same day, I was packing the trailer to move up here.  lol  Maybe once I get more settled in here, it will hit me fully.  But for some reason, this morning it hit some.  Got a fire lit under me to really make something of myself, health-wise, and to really show everyone out there that I have truly beat this fucking cancer. 

Which leads me to my next point.  Almost a year ago now, someone in particular, that I didn't have a good opinion about already, made a very hurtful remark about me and cancer.  I won't go in to too much detail, but I'll just say that it was the most shocking, hurtful thing I believe a human being could say to another who had just survived cancer.  To say I was angry and seriously hurt is beyond words.  I could sort of understand if it was someone I knew personally, like family or something like that.  But this person hardly even knows me, has never even met me.  And because they were "in a bad mood" is the reason I was given for the comment being said.  Well, to me, that's no fucking excuse.  Period. 

But instead of letting someone else's opinion get me down, and make me think less of myself, I'm going to use it as fuel to better myself.  I'm going to make myself into the best I can be.  I've let those comments and shit get me down, way too much.  But not anymore.  I'm going to prove to that person, and every-fucking-body else that you can't keep me down.  I may get knocked down, but by God, I will get back and up.  I've been knocked down too much as it is.  I'm going to get back up, brush the dust off myself, and make it to where I can't be knocked down again, not in the same way I was before.  I have no clue what the future holds for me, but believe me, if I get knocked down again, it will either kill me or I will get back up and be better off than before. 

All this time, I've been beating myself up for all the wrong reasons, and getting myself so depressed, I almost gave up trying.  I was to the point I was just gonna set on my ass and accept that I wasn't going to be anything more than what the opinion of others of me was.  Well, I know that that is the wrong thing to do, and I will PROVE everyone wrong, all those that think I'm not going to be more than I am now. 

Now, just need to get informed, get my ass in gear, and prove that I'm stronger than the cancer that almost killed me.  I'm more than that.  Yeah, it's going to be a hard road, but I just need to be hard on myself like I haven't been before.  I've been told I'm too hard on myself, but I believe I've just been that way for the wrong reasons.  I've pitied myself.  I started to get into that mindset of "whoa is me, whoa is me".  You know what, fuck that.  I'm shifting that to "whoa, look at me!"

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