Something Has Changed

I cannot believe that my last post was on March 15, 2013 after completing all treatment.  Time flies!

In the last 30 days, I have dedicated my time to organize things at work and at home. It feels good to have some sort of peace and normalcy in our lives. Each day I feel stronger and with more energy to the point that I started running again.

My hair is growing back, although I cannot tell whether my hair will be curly or straight; it is a mystery. Bea v2

Even though I have been busy with work and visits from my parents and friends, I have spent time thinking about what has changed in my life since I was diagnosed. Certainly, I have changed:

  • Each day I stop for a moment to say thank you to God for the gift of a healthy and fulfilled life.
  • I smile more and say good morning to other people more often.
  • I no longer wear wigs and I am happy looking like a Marine.
  • I like bold colors and designs which are now part of my wardrobe. Welcome yellow, orange, light green, and fun outfits!
  • In conversations I am now a listener.
  • I am more assertive and I don’t put up with any nonsense from crazy/negative people.
  • No more “sugar-coating” things. (Honestly, I was tired of that)
  • I am playing my piano and guitar more.

Tomorrow is April 15 and I am turning 34 years-old. I feel blessed, happy, and excited.

I am surrounded by love.

Thank you for reading. 🙂

27 thoughts on “Something Has Changed

  1. Bea, you are an amazing young woman. Keep the faith, the strength and the miracle of God within you. Bless you! You are loved and cared for by many. Happy late birthday.

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  2. Happy Birthday Bea! Enjoy reading your updates and pleased to know you are doing better. Best wishes to you always. Peace and Smiles, Ohuwa

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  3. MUUUUUUUUUY FELIZ CUMPLEAÑOS !!!!! ADORADISIMA BLUNCH !!!!!!!

    LO MEJOR DE LO MEJOR DE LO MEJOR SIEMPRE !
    CON TOOOOOOODO CARIÑO .
    TU TIO FREDDY

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  4. Pienso que no recibes mis comentarios, por alguna razón porque la última vez que pusiste un blog, te pregunté si querías que os trajera desayuno, y no contestaste….Estoy muy contenta de recibir noticias tuyas y sigo con deseos de llevarte desayuno. Abrazos. Cristina Maass

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  5. Bety, te ver hermosa! Que bueno que ya te sientes mas fuerte y mejor!
    Me encanta leer todo lo que escribes, aprendo y me doy cuenta que hay que ageadecer todos los días por nuestras vidas.
    Mañana me uno al festejo de tu vida, 34 años tan bien vividos! Feliz cumpleaños!
    Te mando un abrazo con todo mi corazón! 😉
    Tere

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  6. Betyyy!!!! Felíz casi cumpleaños!!! que gusto leerte y leerte tan bien, sé que ahora eres mejor persona y cada día serás mas y mas, que placer tomar lo que la vida te ofrece, disfrutárlo y agredecerlo, eres una vencedora al mil, te mando un fuerte abrazo por tu cumple que es en unas horas…. =)

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  7. Bea,
    You continue to take my breath away!
    All that you have been through has brought you to this beautiful place of gratitude.
    I wish you much love and many blessings.
    Happy Birthday Eve!
    Susan

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  8. You look amazing! Happy birthday dear friend. I like all those things on your list of things that have changed in your life- you are an inspiration to me. On your birthday, I celebrate you for just being you.
    Love and hugs
    Jess

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  9. Amiga ya te me adelantaste a los 34, pero no por mucho tiempo, en unos pocos días te alcanzo, jaja. Ya sabes que te tengo siempre muy presente, que te quiero muchísimo y que no me canso de decir que eres una persona que admiro por su fortaleza y optimismo. Te mando un abrazo muy muy fuerte por tu cumple. Que la pases muy bien y que Dave te consienta mucho.

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  10. Bety, que momentos tan memorables pasamos tu papi y yo contigo y Dave, esas cenas tan ricas!! esos paseos, hacer ejercicio juntas,cantar, jugar y recordar tantas y tantas cosas!!
    El verte, tan positiva, animada, fuerte y activa nos dá mucha Fé en que pronto, saldrás victoriosa!!! Los queremos mucho y siempre están en nuestros corazones.

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  11. Tomorrow we are wishing you a VERY HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!! You are spectacular and an inspiration……..good wishes and continued success are all yours!!!!!
    Tony and Suzanne

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  12. You have become so wise. God made you such an amazing person before this trial I didn’t think you could be more, but I was wrong. You are such a wonderful and inspiring friend:) Happy Birthday early from all the whole Schultz family!

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  13. So beautifully said, Bea! You see things others might have missed given all you have even through. Your positive look at things has been a gift. Have a wonderfully happy birthday! You deserve it! Love from all! Linda

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  14. Bien Bety!!!! Felicidades por tu vida, por un año más de vida! Por usar naranjas y amarillos y por compartir!!!! Sigue cantando!
    Besos
    Tu tocaya

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    • Hola tocaya.
      Ahora me acorde mucho de ti. Porque mi mama y yo estuvimos cantando mucho ahora que vino de visita.
      Muchos abrazos para ti y tu linda familia.
      Vengan a visitarnos!!!

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  15. Creo que hacer eso todos los días, nos hace valorar todo lo bonito que tenemos en la vida. Y uno de esos regalos es conocer a gente tan valiosa y valiente como tú, Betty.
    Te mando un abrazo muy apretado y adelantado de cumple, aunque mañana te mandaré otro. Que este nuevo año de vida te traiga muchas cosas maravillosas porque eso y más te mereces.
    Te quiero y no me canso de decir que eres un gran ejemplo a seguir y ser tu amiga es un gran honor 🙂

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