Cancer was not in my life plan. I was pretty sure I would never get it. I have believed in the mind/body connection for years and have done a lot of personal growth work, so I thought I was immune. Guess what! Not so! Oh well – that isn’t the first thing I was mistaken about and it won’t be the last! So now I get to reinvent myself. The person I was before cancer (BC) is gone. Now I have to design who I am during cancer(DC) and even more important, who I will be after cancer (AC). I just threw away my BC daytimer – I have a new one for DC. I am a scholar, so part of my journey through this will be researching treatments, main stream and integrative, so that we can make informed decisions about choices. However, I also know that I can’t stay in my head, so part of my journey will be an exploration into areas like the heart and the soul – places I have visited but not resided for any length of time. I am very grateful for all of my loving friends and family and I know that I am not doing this alone and I need all the help I can get, so thank you for being there, and I will keep you posted on my progression toward AC.