Hello all Beauties,
Ashley here, and I bet you are wondering what this whole thing is about. Many of you have noticed that I haven’t really been active in the WordPress community for a while. I have just been so overwhelmed lately that I can’t pull myself to the keyboard. What could it possibly be? The thing that wraps my brain and torments me at night. The thing that most people fear more than fear itself: the unknown.
Everything started a few weeks ago. I visited my local doctor for my routine check-up and noted to her that I have been feeling a slight ache in my chest. Nothing much, I thought. Maybe just some heartburn or I slept wrong last night and pulled a muscle. The practitioner felt around my chest and then abruptly stopped. I stared at her intensively wondering, what? She rushes over to the computer and starts asking about my family history with cancer. The dreaded “c” word. A cold sweat broke out on my neck and I started stammering about an aunt who I never met but died of breast cancer.
The cold handed women then lies me down on the examining table and proceeds to investigate more. My doctor then starts feeling on particular place and says the most painful thing ever, “you have a lump here”. I felt tears build up in my eyes. How? I’m so young, though! Only in my 20’s! But I have my fall semester starting in a few weeks. This can’t be..
She ordered me to get a mammogram, ultrasound, then blood work for a metabolic scan. I had to wait a week to get these done to go to my brother’s graduation. Afterwards, I talked my folks, distraught with fear of the unknown test results.
A few days ago I got the call containing the test results. Thankfully, nothing that I have 2 days to live showed up, but I do need to undergo major surgery. I will still try and post while recovering.
I truly want to thank all of you beauties who have stuck with me and supported me. 🙂 And that’s why I might possibly perhaps maybe offering a giveaway. It will contain 10 of my favorite beauty supplies. This could be makeup, hair, face, or nail products. I am still forming it together, but will keep you all updated.
Finally, my last words of wisdom for you beauties, is to live your life. These 3 words have been said to every one, but not every one abides by it. This upcoming surgery and whole process has really taught me to cherish the ones around you. Every one has a story or is dealing with some form of pain. Judging them won’t ease the ache. The number of likes you get on a photo or post won’t subside the pain. You are only as young as you are right this second. Live your life. Succeed in your work, but don’t let it consume your happiness. How far you go in life depends on your being tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving and tolerant of the weak and strong. Because someday in your life you will have been all of these.