Honoring My Inner Sloth

For too many years, I subscribed to the busy bee myth: Complete all given tasks and start on tomorrow’s To-Do List. That was my modus operandi for the first fifty years of my life. Or, more precisely, the first forty-nine years, seven months, and seven days.

All that changed with a diagnosis that came out of nowhere: Inflammatory Breast Cancer, Stage IIIB. To be truthful, my body had tried to communicate with me many years before the diagnosis. Persistent colds and bouts of bronchitis. Slow-healing bruises. Bone-crushing fatigue. Determined to soldier on without taking advantage of sick days or lazy weekends, I chose to ignore those whispers. But I knew all about them from the Oprah shows.

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4 responses to “Honoring My Inner Sloth

  1. I’m so sorry to hear about this, Joanne. You are a trooper, but sometimes you really need to listen to your body. Lazy days are just fine! Prayers coming your way!

  2. I had no idea what health issues you’ve been facing, Joanne. Finding strength in “lazy” days sounds like a lesson we all could learn. Here’s to your health!

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