So it's been nearly a week now since the cancer diagnosis. Everyone is treating me like I'm fragile ... "How are you doing, really?" ... I'm fine, honest. *insert raised eyebrow here*
A friend is going through breast cancer right now. Another friend, one I shared a playpen and played Barbies with, is recovering from lymphoma. An acquaintance is dealing with a particularly aggressive breast cancer and posted yesterday that she's jealous of old people because she just wants to grow old. Another acquaintance lost her battle to stomach cancer and left behind her one year old daughter last year.
Mine is pretty well fixed with surgery, maybe a radioactive pill, and not likely to be life threatening. I have a healthy dose of perspective with this based on how much worse it could really be.
I'm fine, honest.
Ugh. I love your healthy perspective. I too have heard the "c" word with my friends far too many times. Right now, I have a girlfriend who is fighting breast cancer too.
You are an amazing and strong woman. Just in general. It's ok if you don't feel so strong sometimes. I hope you'll still share your feelings here like you do about the deployment. We all need a place to vent now and then.
Sending you healthy vibes.
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