Sometimes life gets in the way…



I’ve been off my game for about a month… and life is just getting back to normal.

I had a health scare after a routine mammogram – something came up abnormal…

and I got the call that they needed further testing…

and after that, still more testing since these extra tests came up inconclusive.


All I could see is terror in front of me since both of my parents had cancer in their 50’s and my stepfather had cancer too – I feel like I have seen the extremes of cancer since neither of my parents survived. I could see what I was facing from the first-hand experience in helping them. You start imagining you’ll lose your house to pay medical bills… you’ll lose your business – because how can you possibly create during the extremes of cancer treatments… etc… it is scary what your mind conjures up!

It is also scary waiting for results…

and the doctors don’t seem to be in a hurry to call you back if it all comes back good – so you are anxiety-ridden for several more days than is necessary – just waiting to see if this is going to be a life-changing moment or not!


Luckily I got good news.

I pray for those that are in the same boat and don’t get the good news I got.

After all of that stress and anxiety – it feels a bit like a hangover when it is all done – and takes time for things to settle down again where you can settle back into your life and start enjoying things again.


That’s where I’ve been…

full of anxiety…

and now trying to settle back into my life and get back to my creativity.


This week the weather finally changed from temps in the high 90’s into the high 70’s… I feel that fall has finally arrived – late… but here… and the cooler temps have been so nice to sit on the porch with the puppies… thanking my blessings.

I’m wishing you all a very creative week…

and if you are in the middle of your own struggles – may peace be with you and good news on your horizon.

xoxo Denise

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  1. Becky

    Glad to hear you are well and can now move forward. It makes you think about what really is important.
    I have been in that same place and it is so scary waiting!

    • Denise Love

      Thank you! It is so scary and I’m glad to be past it. 🙂

  2. Wendy

    So good to hear you are okay Denise. It’s not a pleasant situation to go through and I hope things have settled back into normality again after all the stress and anxiety.

    • Denise Love

      Thank you! I’m definitely feeling better and getting back to my routine finally. Not something I want to go through again! 🙂

  3. Beth

    I am so sorry you had the scare but happy it turned out the way it did. Unfortunately I had breast cancer back in 2001. But happily here I am 18 plus years later and just had a “clear” mammogram this past week.

    • Denise Love

      Thank you! So glad you had a clear one this week. I can only imagine the dread you feel every time you go get your mammogram and the wait to hear that it is still clear. Scary stuff!

  4. lflewellyn

    So happy to hear things turned out ok! Take care.


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