Monday, March 22, 2004

Dancing With Impermanence

Today I received the results of a biopsy of a rash on my breast. I have inflammatory Breast Cancer. IBC is a fast moving, aggressive cancer. I am doing more testing this week to discover the extent of cancer. When I meet with my medical oncologist on Friday there should be enough information to make a treatment plan.

Although I am alternatively stunned, fearful, and sad, I see this as an opportunity to deepen my practice of taking refuge in my true nature (the God/Buddha within), in the Dharma (the truth all of us hold in our hearts) and my Sangha - my circles of beloved friends and relations.

I ask for your prayers for my family and myself as we set off on this roller coaster ride. Thank you for being in my life.