Raiscara Avalon
Jul 31 · 2 min read

A Time For A Change.

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Got some news today that rather shook me — a spot found on my cervix was sitting at what they called stage 3 and included some medical term that I don’t recall at all. All I could think of was that it was the swing stage — to cancer or back to normal.

I’m not entirely sure what to do with this information, honestly.

The doctor gave me the usual advice on how to attempt to avoid a swing towards cancer, but given my family history (mother died of breast cancer, uncle had prostate cancer, same side) will that be enough?

I am definitely going to be making the lifestyle changes that I need to make to hopefully prevent the swing from going the wrong way. That’s a given, I value my life — so much that immortality would be ideal.

Cancer would definitely get in the way of everything.

There is a lot that I want to do in life. An incredible amount actually, enough to overwhelm me on a regular basis with how little time I have left as a moderately healthy person. Yes, I have several chronic illnesses, but nothing that will kill me.

But the possibility of living to 100? That’s not enough time. Not even close.

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So I’m going to be buying more fresh foods, even though it means I can buy less food. I will quit smoking for good, and stop bouncing around with it every time I get some money. And that’s going to be hard, really hard. I will get more exercise, drink more water and avoid soda.

I will eat nothing but kale if it will keep me cancer-free.


Raiscara is a disabled single mom of one darling daughter. She fights the good fight every day, and somehow generally remains positive, despite her many challenges. Her interests are as varied as the stars, and she blogs at https://www.raiscaraavalon.com.

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