One sunny April day, breast cancer
announced itself in my life,
unleashing on my family and I
an unprecedented era of strife.
“But this was going to be my year!” I protested,
“Did you think you were in charge?” God contested.
And so it began, months of pricks and prods,
as I decided to beat cancer, whatever my odds.
First came the chemo, with its unwelcome hair loss,
sprinkled with muscle pains,
and a river of emotions to cross.
“I can’t take any more!” on days I’d cry,
only to pick myself up, and give it another try.
Spring turns into summer, and that also fades,
and all too soon, autumn’s displayed
its many shades.
Surgery now looms, to complete the clearing,
and in my heart, emotions are searing.
Another mountain still left to climb,
best to take it, one day at a time.
It hasn’t been easy, the road to beat breast cancer,
but I know my prayers, God will answer!
Caroline Emile: I’m a happiness & fulfilment coach, passionate about helping soulful women be their best selves, who was diagnosed with breast cancer in April 2017, and immediately set my intention to beat it! I’m a citizen of the world, having lived in four countries on three continents by age 16. I love travelling, dancing and exploring new cultures, and all things brightly coloured – like butterflies!