Happy New Year, may 2018 bring you many blessings and much joy. This year is going to be an interesting year for me as this is the year that I will finish my treatment – this both excites me as well as terrifies me. It excites me because I will be finished and will get my life back and because this last dose of chemo floored me and it has taken me weeks to get any kind of energy back . It excites me because I have no idea what my life will look like at this point next year. It excites me because I will no longer have to worry about catching something and being in the same room with someone who has a cough or sneeze will no longer send me running. It excites me because I will be one year nearer to being “cured”. But it also terrifies me because I will no longer have the support of the chemo and while that stuff is poison in many ways, it is also the thing that keeps the leukaemia away.
So what are my New Years Resolutions? Like many of you I have lots of plans covering everything from my organisational skills to weight loss and exercise (Scottish Slimmers will be amazed at how much weight one person can put on over Christmas and New Year). I also plan to spend more time with God and I hope to try to listen more to Him and to trust Him with the direction that my life is to go in. This is a New Year and will be (at some point) a new start so lets take a deep breath, dive in and see where it goes.