cienwen peterson

First post: May 16, 2017 Latest post: Mar 14, 2018
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I never imagined starting off my Christmas vacation by hearing the words, "You have cancer." I had thought that all of the medical hurdles were now behind me after crumbling to the ground a few years ago when I was stricken by seizures due to an infection. It had sent me through a seemingly interminable ordeal in which I felt that I was trapped in a body that I often couldn't recognize. I went to one specialist after another, all at a loss, subject to a cornucopia of tentative approaches. I made a full recovery and have been seizure-free ever since. As I stumble through treatment, I am learning to accept my own limitations. I'm told that you don't go through this cancer odyssey unchanged; we look for the gifts that are here. And nevertheless, I persevere to reach for it, to observe its shape and its texture. I find the blessing not only of vision's experience but in sharing and communicating it to others so that they may participate in the vision and experience it as the truest branch of their own thoughts. I approach my vision of life's realities and hope that this will give me a unique perspective in sharing it with others to harness its unique qualities for the greater good and to emerge a better person.

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