Cancer Dances

One of my favorite things to do is dance. I’ve been dancing since I was two years old, and when I learned I had cancer, I knew that the opportunity to use movement as an avenue of expression was going to be key in my healing process. There are so many emotions I experience on a daily basis and sometimes I am able to put them into words. When words fail me, I dance. I’ve decided to share some of these dances with you. The music I’m using in Cancer Dance 1 is called “It’s Alright” by Fractures. The lyrics that resonate with me the most are:

Don’t get dragged through
Don’t be consumed
Don’t catch it through
Don’t be consumed

So here you go. Thank you for being part of my journey.

10 thoughts on “Cancer Dances”

  1. Hi Estee,
    I read your initial post on FB a couple weeks ago and instantly bursted into tears…my first thought was “these damn pregnancy hormones!” But my second thought was “No, I’m truly just sad” My heart aches for you and your family. Having gone through the journey with my Mom, I know how complicated emotions can get during this time. That being said, I’m so proud of you. If there is one shining light in this world that can kick cancer’s ass, it’s you. You have too much to live and too much to give. I’m sending every ounce of love and positive energy your way, Estee!


  2. Estee,
    Your blog is an inspiration for all to read. I look forward to keeping up with it throughout your journey. My grandma just went through this same type of breast cancer, and one year later she is cancer free and in remission. Keep up your positive attitude! I will keep you in my prayers.

  3. Estee, I know you through fellow teachers at La Joya Middle School in Visalia. I was (just retired), the art and yearbook teacher for over 20 years, YIKES! Debbie Patton being one very special contact.

    I am sending positive thoughts and love to you. Cancer, unfortunately, has been a part of my circle. My mother died from breast cancer when I was in 8th grade. I am thankful for the progress we have made in treatments since that time.

    Go forth, your positive spirit and proactive approach will kick cancer to the curb. Your dance provides such emotional and physical healing.

    When I go out to my studio to paint today, I will think of you. The universe has your back.

    Love and Gratitude,
    Susy Ardesch

  4. This is amazingly powerful, beautiful, and honest. I am so incredibly sorry that you are going through this. But like I told you the other day … You are not alone. You have an army around you. We fight with you. We fight for you. You are loved by so many, this I see clearly. You are incredibly strong and such an amazing role model for the young women around you. I wrap my arms around you and hug you tightly, Connie xo

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