Magic Maker

For over 40 years I’ve been dubbed by many close to me as the “magic maker”.  I didn’t take the moniker to heart until I battled colon cancer. For five years, I faced the word “impossible” so many times I grew numb to the word “magic”.  I had been told it would be almost “impossible” to get the cancer tumor out of me, that it was a “deadly” proposition. Faced with the knowledge that leaving the tumor inside would be terminal, the operation was easy. I was convinced the tumor could be removed without killing me or keeping me from fulfilling my life mission. I was right. I was warned life would never be the same for me again. Little did the doctors know that revelation was a good thing.

barbtusa-before-after-cancer-2013

This “before” and “after” snapshot should give you an idea of how I came to that conclusion. In spite of my front torso being ripped apart three times, the change looks a lot better on me. I got rid of the excess weight brought on by cancer.

Staying in the “after” shape and state of mind requires an ongoing focus on “body, mind, and spirit”, taking actions that make a positive difference in not only my own life but that of others.