I am a loving, thriving, healthy and joyful individual. I plan on continuing in that place even as I am having an experience that many people assign different adjectives to.
So I ask you please, leave the language of battles, fighting, suffering, beating and surviving out of the conversation with me, and about me.
With me, please hold love, care, and thriving for my experience.
This is not a Pollyanna route through this, it is simply my life choice to see a positive light and know that my life and experience are guided and supported. This is taking me somewhere, I need to give myself the time, attention and space to have the experience. And I believe that I can do this without picking up any of the pink-washing fight songs that are currently hits in other circles.
So please send love, and prayer and joy to all the cells of my body as well as my psyche, soul and heart. Know that I focus on allowing and experiencing the pain, fear, and worry that does show up at times. Yes, it has been overwhelming at times, even then it was my experience, not a battle.
I support the healthy parts of my body and see their strength, vibrancy, and resilience, I ask them to bring health and recovery to areas that have been damaged by cancer growth. I see love and gentle holding as far more effective as I walk this journey. I’m not a warrior, I am not a survivor. I am Amelia, and this is my life. Thank you for listening and trying this a different way.
Here is a recent article discussing the dangers and challenges of military language within the framework of Senator John McCain’s death in August 2018 – https://www.nbcnews.com/think/opinion/john-mccain-did-not-lose-his-battle-glioblastoma-because-cancer-ncna904486