After two years five months since last chemotherapy, I am finding myself at a loss. Most would say you should be thankful that you are still alive. I am! Someone else might say that after all you have been through, girl you are blessed. I am! Another might say, you look great having gone through what you have gone through. I do! Then there is the one who will ask “Why are you disheartened.” Oh this is the question I have been waiting for. Let me explain why on this day October 13, 2016, I feel like this.
What you see is only things that the naked eye can see. The surface. Yes, the surface always look good. Make-up just right, not overly done but just enough to give my face a illuminated effect. Hair extremely versatile. Pulled back in a bun on days when hands aren’t working very well (but you are still looking at the surface), rocking twist outs, full blown afro and even a straight look. Clothes are nice and fitting. Girl you look good. Girl you’ve gain weight I can see it in your face. Well to be honest with you, I have gained quite a bit and I am happy about it. All this is what the eye sees.
I am disheartened today due to the fact that (1) If I put on a dress shoe or any other shoe regardless to what it is, I can’t keep then on for long because neuropathy has reduced my feeling in my feet; (2) hands tingle do to the same thing; (3) back will give out at any given time for no reason; (4) body is sensitive to the touch.
See this is what people can’t see, but God does. This is a conversation I have with Him everyday because you can’t see it. If the truth be told, I can’t see it either, but I sure can feel it every moment of the day. It is just that this one day, I am disheartened. Other than this one thing, I am wonderfully and beautifully made by the one who created me.
So the next time you come across someone who is a cancer survivor or someone who is going through treatments, remember things aren’t always what they may appear to be. In that case, say a prayer for them. Because believe it or not they just may be disheartened.