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My cancer journey….

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Hi friends and family, in warp speed I learned I have cancer and my brain is only now grasping this discovery that was confirmed 12/12/23. I have already undergone a massive surgery (12/14/23) that resulted in the removal of a huge mass on my right ovary which also required the removal of everything thought to be affected by this mass. It is all in the very capable hands of pathology @ UCSF now and more clarity of what I’m facing will become more clear with what is found in pathology over the next couple weeks. I am currently still in the good caring hands of UCSF where I have had exceptional care team. I’m looking forward to being discharged tomorrow to go home for continued recovery and a quiet holiday. I have had an outpouring of love and support cradling me and have been both blessed and a bit overwhelmed by all of it. The gratitude I feel has no words sufficient enough. The care I have received is like nothing I have ever yet experienced. The speedy discovery, the expedited UCSF care (thank you Medi-Cal) and unwavering support by my family and friends. Maya has been my rock through every step of this journey thus far. I am aware I have a long journey ahead and this is just beginning. So much is still unknown and feels all very surreal.
It seems the universe felt I had the strength to face this new challenge, relentlessly on the heels of what has already been one of my most challenging to date; a year of great losses and deep grief that had already been rather annihilating and transformative. But I am a fighter and feel confidently that this will not be my demise. My biggest challenge will be learning how to humbly receive, as I am much more skilled in knowing how to show up better for others. Thank you for holding me in your thoughts and prayers and thank you in advance for any help you can spare financially as I am needing assistance in all areas of maintaining my home, utilities, my health, and well everything.

I do have quite a bit of inventory of hand crafted products available for sale: seasonal fruit shrubs, handmade candles, resin jars, angels and other fun goodies. So please swing by for a visit, come shop and if you have any time or skills to share, I could use some help getting a better online presence with my crafted goods; all is so very welcomed.
Much love and gratitude,
Heather
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Heather Thornton
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Petaluma, CA
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