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Moving forward but not moving on…

By Carol Collins


770 days since that call

602 days since I finished poisoning my body.

573 days since my breasts changed for forever.

 

The days have passed, and I am moving forward but not moving on somehow. 

My amazing coworker comments almost weekly on how much she loves my hair, “it’s so beautiful” she says.  I take the well-intended compliment because she has only known me for 5 months.  She doesn’t know the version of me I wish I could still see in the mirror some days.  My after-chemo curls and gray hair are not BEAUTIFUL to me.  They are a reminder that I will never be the same.  I can move forward but not on. 









 


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