My mouth is dry. I must push on. I am fighting this battle. I will conquer this today. Riding my bicycle. My entire body aches. My neck muscles are so tight that even the physical therapist could not release them, the pain is real. I started on Mill Street Worcester Massachusetts. My doctors have approved and recommend that I ride the bicycle and prepare for a world tour, I stop, take a gulp of water, mouth still feels dry.
Corner of Mill and Chandler Street, Worcester MA. I look up at the hill, "should I ride it?" I ask myself. It is a very steep hill. Switch to lower gear, 2nd and 1st, then 1st and 1st, push myself, I can do it as I used to before cancer was discovered in my petite frame. I arrive at the first top of the 5 hills that I must climb, there is a flat area to gain my breath, still pedaling. My mouth is dry. I pass a church with police officers getting ready to lead a funeral, I wave, only one wearing a kilt waves back. I continue pedaling, my thought, "fight for your life Madeleine", you can do it. Finally, the top of the hill, the thrill of accomplishment gives me a smile, I wave at a total stranger walking on the sidewalk, he does not wave back. I ride back down the hill, feeling the wind pushing against my helmet. I am happy!!! I am winning...... cancer sucks, leave me alone. I press on, pedaling to achieve today's goal, 7.5 miles, 12.7 kilometers or so...... I am free and will stay alive to share with you.
Beautiful people of the universe, I close my blog by sharing a video that inspires me, one that Ara and Spirit shared with me when we met. Here is a blog post of the meeting if you have not yet read it. http://www.missrider.com/journal/met-the-man-the-dog-and-bought-the-book.
Sit down, relax, enjoy the magical words and the narrators voice. Remember, I am just one person struggling, recovering as a cancer victim/survivor. I am not alone because I have you on my side. I push myself to the limits to show this horrible disease that it will not win. I train my body and soul to be ready to conquer the road challenges when traveling on my motorcycle alone once I regain my health. Together, we will move this mountain. Have a wonderful day. Thank you for your comment below.