I’ve been feeling a bit tight chested and unable to take really good, full deep breaths these past couple of days. After consulting with my primary care physician (a rock star in his field with an intellect, dedication and bedside manner of mythical proportions), it seems that some of my symptoms may be indicative of anxiety relating to what lies ahead.

Okay, so I do have to admit I’m pretty darn nervous about all of it.

This reminded me of a quote from another rock star type in his day:

“Courage is being scared to death, but saddling up anyway.” – John Wayne

Regardless of my fears and apprehensions, I am going to saddle up in just about 36 hours and get this process started. In the meantime, I’m asking the universe for peace, strength and courage. Because as one of my cancer co-warrior goddesses reminded me today, “chemo fucking sucks, but it’s better than cancer.”

True that.

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