Clean Slate

I’ve been thinking about a movie I saw years ago.  I can’t remember the name of it but I can picture one of the actors that is in it.  I can’t remember his name either. LOL.   A main character in the movie was a writer and the jist of the movie was that the junk you write in the beginning and the middle doesn’t matter as long as you wow them in the end.

(Ok…it was bugging me.  The movie is called “Adaptation” and the actor’s name is “Chris Cooper.”)

Anyway, that is sort of how I’m wrapping up 2014.  It was a challenging year.  For me, my family, my friends – it just seemed like it was one shitty thing after another.  Lots of stress, health issues, you name it.  The beginning and the middle just sucked, but it did get “wow” in the end when I had my surgery, became cancer-free and had a recovery that was so good not even the doctors expected it.

I was going to write a huge blog post about my surgery, some of the issues I had just before and during my hospital stay. But that is so 2014 and so I’m leaving it there. All anyone really needs to know is that I’m doing and feeling great. I don’t need to carry that drama forward.

Clean Slate.

There were great moments this year and that energy will come with me into 2015.  I saw some awesome plays (Peter & The Starcatcher, Once, Pippen and Kinky Boots), got involved in a USC Alumna group, saw lots of USC Football with great people, made new friends and strengthened old friendships.  I have a wonderful family and group of friends whose support and love kept me going and who I hope know that they have it back from me.

Not to mention the great Taco Tuesday/Mexican Train game nights!

I realized that I’m stronger than I thought and am a force to be reckoned with when necessary.

Today I had to go into Norris for my usual biweekly labs and also to be fitted with my first post-surgery prosthetic.  It’s just a breast shaped fiber fill cotton thing but to me it means that life is moving forward.  I’m getting back to myself.  Of course there is still cancer stuff to deal with but it’s all recovery good stuff. Nothing scary or stressful.

I’m not making any resolutions for this coming year but I have goals for myself. I may mentioned them later but not right now.

For right now, I wish you all a Happy New Year!

May 2015 be an entire year of wow.



7 Comments on “Clean Slate”

  1. elizabeth lamar says:

    What a great summation! And I like so much the positive go-ahead into 2015. Happy New Year, Pam.


  2. Joyce cushnie says:

    You are awesome!!! Happy New Year, see you soon, I hope.


  3. Donna Standlea says:

    It is wonderful to hear you are feeling great, Pam. Happy New Year! Hugs, Donna


  4. Barbara DiCarlo says:

    Right on , let 2014 go and may your 2015 be happy, healthy and filled with laughter and good music! Oh good friends too. Ciao, Barbara


  5. mindy Brown says:

    You are totally awesome😄 you definitely made my 2014 end on a high note and my 2015 start with hope, and warm fuzzy love and hopefully be filled with lots of “WOWS”. Hope to see you soon. Who knows, I may just drop in on one of those fabulous taco Tuesdays I’ve been hearing about. Hugs and kisses😙😉💖 mindy


  6. Betty says:

    Pam, you rock!


  7. Lori Lewis says:

    You continue to inspire us all, my friend!!!! One of the best things for me about this year is that YOU are charging into it having kicked cancer’s ass to the curb, Trojan-style. You ROCK and this is going to be your BEST year (so far).

    Love, love, love you!!!


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