I’m having surgery today. As someone who never walked into the emergency room as a child and was admitted for the first time to a hospital when I gave birth to my son, the thought of today’s procedure is both daunting and yet unfamiliar. I trust my medical team and know that I am in extremely capable hands.
I’ve also undergone a lot of transitions in the midst of this upcoming health step. My family and I have moved to a new home, my son started at a new school, and I’ve begun work in a new position. I left my beloved congregation in Queens, New York, to find a bit more balance as I navigate my cancer diagnosis. It’s affected not only myself, but also those around me in ways that were expected and unexpected. It’s been a crazy month, but we are certainly in the right place for us to be strong and supportive of each other.
I covet your thoughts and prayers in this time. Not only for my own surgery, but also for all of those who will support and care for me. I am blessed to have wonderful family, friends, and co-workers who have “rallied” to make my recovery smooth. Though many of you are far away, I feel lifted up by your regular prayers for my health. I know that I don’t go on this journey alone.