Thank you all so very much for the support, comments, and emails - what wonderful people and friends you are.
A mere week after my last post, I truly have a new perspective. Actually, what I have is perspective. That nasty little diagnosis is, in the end, only words. I didn't get sicker because of it, although I almost did. It is so incredibly easy to fall into the trap of defining one's self by an issue or challenge.
A little retail therapy helped as well. My fabric stash is a lot bigger today than it was a short time ago!
And this morning I finished a super cute new blouse pattern.