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Who says you can’t perform with stage 4 butt cancer and an abscess?!


Months ago I signed up to perform at Offbeat Belly Dance at The Liquor Store, a cool little bar on Belmont in Portland, Oregon AND last Friday it happened. Due to the cumulative effect of chemo and abscess surgery the day after New Years Day I had not practiced physically. This is not to say I didn’t have a loose plan that I practiced in my head. Everyone seemed to laugh at the right times so I would say it was a success. Even I thought I was a little crazy for signing up to do this but honestly, it was something challenging in a good way that I could look forward to. It is important to live in the present but equally important to be able to look forward to something fun and different. Now I am going to get a second abscess surgery this week, which I am not really looking forward to but really hope it resolves my issue. This being said I am grateful for the dance intermission and the knowledge that I can still have fun, still be entertaining. Wish me luck! ❤️

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