February 18, 2016 (2/3)
“Well, at this point, I am done with you.” Music to my ears. When my surgeon said those words and said that he would see me for a check-up in six months, I was elated. The experience of having my implants removed allowed me to rewire my past default response to issues around my well-being and replace fear and anxiety with confidence and calm. I trusted in my ability to heal, to be strong and to see my way to the other side of 20 years plus of PTSD after cancer and migraines. It is a whole new chapter. The doctor got up to walk out and said, “I like your style. A little rebellion is a good thing. Stay out of trouble.” He hugged me tightly and I skipped on out of there.