I just saw that today is national cancer survivor day. Not exactly a club anyone would choose to join, but once cancer drafts you, membership is OK. I’m still here, so that’s good. Hard to believe it was three and 1/2 years ago that I went under the knife.
In the words of Mr Spock… Live long and prosper. I plan to.
Another December, another scan – sometimes cancer lingers…. even though we expect it gone.
When you take one, your body replaces the lead container. May your December be glowing.
The morning started with the post merger CEO stating: “These are difficult times, and some of you are going to lose your jobs.” That can make it a bad day. Then when the Dr. calls and mentions your cancer test is a bit awry, it’s a bad day.
Still, we are promised few things but change. Each day differs from the last, and sometimes we must re-invent ourselves. As an old acquaintance use to say: “I was looking for a job when I found this one.” Seems logical to me.
What made it a good day? We received a check from a donor for our foundation 2wheels2kids.wordpress.com which means another kid gets a bike for Christmas. How can I not smile.
The world lost a great soul recently. When I first discovered I had cancer I came across Jen’s blog. Her memorial is here. She was full of hope, and her heart brimmed with courage and love. How could I be afraid when someone stricken so harhly by this horrible disease fought bravely on against all odds.
I read her blog. We never met and I don’t recall even emailing, but I can say that her life made the world a better place. God speed Jen.
What is the value of a life? Here is the tally for eighteen months of mine, estimated. Read the rest of this entry »
I’m in the cart, IV’s hooked up covered by the scant hospital gown minutes away from the procedure when the doctor walks in.
“Have we met?” He asks. Read the rest of this entry »