I hope you don’t mind reading a tear-stained post.
I am crying right now…not sniffling, but crying, need to blow your nose crying.
I am crying for my friend who is fighting breast cancer. I saw her yesterday at lunch where I had a healthy appetite, all my hair and both of my breasts. She did not eat but left early to go to her radiation appointment.
My Husband died of colon cancer — get your colonoscopy— and still I feel as though I should have done more…I should have seen it coming. I should have saved him. Kind of dumb as I am not an oncologist and feel faint around blood. So, I am crying for him too. For my sons who miss their Dad.
Cancer is often in the news…but I can attest to the fact that nothing prepares you for its onslaught. I hate cancer.
So that my sons will not be orphans I had my colonoscopy a few weeks ago and my mammogram yesterday. I pray for good results. There was a time when I lived in such a black hole that a cancer diagnosis would have been a relief. I would not have to maintain my charade of coping, getting it together, blah, blah, blah. No more cheerful facades so that my family and friends could cross me off of their “people to worry about” list.
Do me a favor and watch this video. My friend’s treatment is in the hands of these lovely people.
Do me another favor and get your tests…mammogram, colonoscopy…whatever it takes. Be healthy and live long for those who love you.