Today is LIVESTRONG day in the United States, the 10th anniversary of Lance Armstrong's cancer diagnosis. I know this because a blogger friend of my sister is asking people to tell their stories of how cancer has affected their lives. This is an on-line event and POD will be doing a give away, so check out her blog at:
Cancer has touched almost everyone I know. My mom, several of her sisters a couple of dad's brothers. Two very good friends have had to say good bye to their children because of cancer. And that is wrong on so many levels, parents are not supposed to outlive their kids.
Oh and it has touched me too. I was diagnosed in 2006 with breast cancer. Just the month before my best friend had told me that her husband had colon cancer - so advanced that he had about three months to live. How do you tell your best friend you have cancer and it scares the crap out of you and you need a shoulder to lean on, when that shoulder is already overloaded with a much worse case?
You don't...you call your sister long distance and bawl over the phone. Get all that out of your system, then the next day you go over and tell your friend when you are calm and under control.
If it weren't for my sister, I think I would have had a much worse time than I did. And I would still be wearing the bandage they stuck under my arm when they took out the lymph nodes :)
I love ya Bag Lady!
Cancer has also touched many of the bloggers I have met over the years and to them I say: Hold onto your humour, chemo brain can be blamed for all sorts of things. This is just one more step in life and you will win.
Have a good day all - and LIVESTRONG
P.S. WWC tomorrow for sure :)