Oh yay! Here we go again! Wishcasting Wednesday* is here *whoop whoop*
Jamie’s* prompt this week is “What do you wish to create?”
This week it is easy for me to answer. Well, in essence it is easy for me to answer; just not so sure I can clarify and convey to you with the same ease. But I shall try …
I wish to create a way for curvaceous babes to reclaim their power
YES! That sounds like a GREAT wish.
This is the result of an astronomical hissyfit I threw this morning as I left my doctor’s surgery. I had been feeling peeved that once you finish cancer treatment, you are pretty much left to your own devices to sift through and deal with the emotional turmoil that follows after having your life tipped upside-down. My Macmillan Nurse was awesome but they are so incredibly busy; you need to have access to other avenues of support and assistance once you fly out from the safety of the cancer-nest. Or any long-term chronic illness-nest!
I stomped back home, feeling outraged that I needed to access a little bit of support to help me reach my goal of losing 44 kilos to have my life-saving double (bilateral) mastectomy and yet nothing was deemed to be available.
I was open, and very much willing, to trying anything and I expected my doctor to have some idea of local resources I could perhaps tap into. Perhaps a support group, or some cognitive behavioural therapy groups? Fat chance (no pun intended); I was told in no uncertain terms that obesity is a huge drain on NHS resources and I needed to crack on with my willpower and exercise, stop looking to others to deal with my issues.
Hmpffff. Well, if it were that simple, I would have cracked this YEARS ago! So off I went, muttering to myself. Too right I was feeling aggrieved. I knew of resources that were available to help me if I were an alcoholic (my birth-mother was an alcoholic so I speak with the voice of experience), or if I were trying to stop smoking. I also know of great resources available for drug addicts, through my work in Probation a few years ago.
However, as I offloaded to my friend, I realised I am blessed. I have so many tools available to help others with these issues: I need to value myself and use me as a guinea-pig. Rather than waste any more time looking around for other sources of support, I will crack on with it myself … and with luck and lots of hard work, my battle will see me blossoming into a gorgeous nymph with manageable curves and I can cock-a-snook at my doctor and say HA!
Wouldn’t it be fabulous if, at the same time, I created something absolutely magnificent? Something that could help curvaceous babes (and dudes) reclaim their power? So that’s my wish for this week … what do you think?
Now tell me … what do you wish to create on this Wishcasting Wednesday?
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