With not that many days left of year 2019, I am thinking and reflecting over where I am today healthwise and what I have experienced this year. If I were to label my 2019, I would put:
Health: excellent yet challenging
Experiences: warm and enriching
Health in 2019
Knowing how difficult ovarian cancer can be to treat and how high the relapse risk is, for patients like me, I am of course extremely happy and grateful that I continue to be in remission. All the scans and checkups I have done regularly during the year have not shown any signs of reactivated cancer cells in my body. Nevertheless, 2019 has been challenging from a side-effect perspective, as I have suffered and still is suffering from severe digestive problems. Especially the last six months, have been paved with diets, trial of different stomach medications and a search for suitable well-being exercises. All I want for Christmas is a new stomach!
Experiences in 2019
2019 was a truly amazing and joyful year! The first thing that comes to my mind, is my Foundation, that was born out of my desire to contribute and help others. My, somewhat, bizarre cancer experience, followed by my quest to do good, caught media's attention and all of a sudden I became a spokes person for an area far too seldomly discussed: gynecology and female cancers. I have gladly taken this role and the feedback received has been overwhelmingly positive and warm.
Speaking of warmth, arranging and hosting the charity run: Lena's Lopp för Livet was a true pleasure and I smile whenever I think of that September evening. I wish everybody would get to experience the fabulous spirit of love, happiness, contributory and meaningfulness, that we got to experience that evening. A big thank you to all fantastic participants!
This year, I am thankful that my family and I could travel and explore the world, and we shared many fantastic and unforgettable nature-, food- and culture experiences. However, simply being in the presence and cherishing the daily conversations about each and everything, the family dinners and the long forest walks, have been invaluable.
I would like to warmly thank you for all your support to me and my Foundation in 2019. I wish you a relaxing and joyful Christmas with your family and friends!
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Hi, my name is Lena and I am a cancer survivor. I hope you enjoy reading my blog posts. If you want to subscribe, click on Contact.