(The following was originally posted on my Carepages blog for family and friends during my treatment.)
According to what I write in my books, there are two kinds of transformation. Swan transformations are instant and occur when a change in our perception creates a life-transforming shift. Butterfly transformations take time. They are things like completing a college degree, learning to fly a plane, losing 200 pounds of weight. Chemo is a butterfly transformation and I've entered the cocoon stage.
Had my first treatment Tuesday. Drove in during a thunder and lightning storm. (More flashes.) Then Mark texted me the following:
"I don't know what you did... But it's raining on half my street and not the other and there is a rainbow over your house from here. Someone somewhere is looking after you. Have a great day."
All in all, the treatment part wasn't bad. Also got a robo shot pack so I wouldn't have to come back the next day. Had a few rough moments at home, but mostly have been sleeping, resting, sleeping resting sleeping. . . (Cocoon.)