A Year On…
Here we are at  the end of November and a whole year gone since I was diagnosed with breast cancer. A lot has happened in this year which has helped me in many ways. Basically the diagnosis gave me a big kick up the rear to look at what I was doing and what I wanted to change through this year.

It’s amazing when you decide to take charge of your life rather than “just let it happen” how things fall into place. Some new and exciting things are all now falling into place ready to move into 2012. An example is the clinic I was working from has changed their vision and given several of us notice to leave at the end of the year. I saw this as a great opportunity to review how I wanted to work and what type of work I would like to do more of in the future. I could then look for the type of clinic I wanted to work from. A chance conversation with a chiropractor has resulted in them asking if I would like to work along side them. It would be prefect as I want to concentrate on clients that are struggling with the stresses of life. If not dealt with stress will show up in some physical form (for me it’s tight muscles in my back) and hence the reason many people see a chiropractor!

My book is well under way and will be completed in the first few months of 2012. Having attended the International Continence Society conference in August I’ve got involved in some research which is really exciting for me. I’m still working with the Virgin Flying without Fear team because I want people to be able to enjoy the world without any fears or limitations. However in 2012 I won’t be doing so many 1-2-1 therapy sessions as I want to concentrate my energy elsewhere. I know lots of really good therapists now who I can happily refer clients who need more of a therapy type session on to.

So what my diagnosis reminded me of a year ago was to take control of my life, decide what I wanted and go for it!