I get a gold star on the fridge

The in-home nurse just left. It was my first time having someone come to the house for help. She inspected my drains, changed some dressings and reviewed my spreadsheet with all the meds. “Wow”, she said, “You’re very organized”. I know this will seem silly but I was proud that the nurse was giving me such good feedback on all the preparation I had done. I am used to running a business and working with clients and receiving feedback on a daily basis, so being at home and feeling somewhat helpless has been a hard adjustment. Just hearing that I had done a “good job” so far, made me feel like a kid who’d got a gold star on the fridge for doing something right. I am grasping at anything and everything positive. By the time this is over, I’ll have a whole card full of gold stars.

selective focus photography of assorted color stars
Holding onto and celebrating every small measure of success in my journey to recovery


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President of As You Like It Marketing & Communications Inc. Award winning speaker and author. Breast cancer fighter and blogger. I’m sharing my journey…the good, the bad and the ugly. Hoping to help anyone else that has been touched by breast cancer be it you or someone you know or love.

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  1. Patti, This blog is extremely inspirational and thank you for sharing your journey:) My hope is that each day you feel better and more rested, especially now that you can recuperate in your own home. I believe that you will earn so many stars that you may have to purchase a larger fridge!!!! Thinking of you through all of this, Janet.


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