When you are first diagnosed with lung cancer, everything seems to move at breakneck speed on one hand and on the other hand, time flows like molasses. You rush from one test to the next. My primary care doctor (PCP) felt a suspicious knot on my collarbone and astutely sent me for a CT scan that very day. The CT scan showed suspicious activity in my lungs so my PCP ordered a PET scan. The PET scan couldn’t happen until insurance approved its cost. Time slowed while we waited for that approval.
I attended a workshop taught by Shera Dubitsky, formerly a senior advisor to Sharsheret, a national not-for-profit organization supporting young Jewish women and their families facing breast cancer. She called her presentation, “Never Metaphor I Didn’t Like.” Honestly, when I signed up to attend, I had no idea what to expect. I am very much a “black and white” kind of person and am not particularly creative … I don’t often see in metaphors.