So, today I woke up at about 4 am and flipped the switch to read my normal source of morning news (that would be facebook for me), and the first thing that popped up was a picture of her. Her with no hair, sitting on her bed. And even though she had no hair, and even though she is going through this, the picture still reflected a smile. Not many people could do that. Her strength was best described by one of her friend’s comment on facebook as: “You continue to amaze me with your bravery, determination, inspiration, and humor…”
In many ways, she reminds me of my mom when she had cancer – twice! I still remember sitting in ICU a few times with her. I would sleep in this little chair (and many of you know I am a petite gal – that chair was small). It was a very tough time for our family but my mom was an amazing fighter and to this day she continues to be a little pepper. I guess that is where I get my strength for everything life throws at me sometimes. She has been in remission for over 10 years. She is a two time cancer survivor!
Well, my good buddy that has cancer now, reminds me a lot of my mom’s strength. I know she has her moments, but that comes with being a woman – shoot I have moments on a regular basis – but she has something very few people have now a days. That being… strength, determination, and faith. Her willingness to share that very personal picture with the world on facebook, makes me feel like she can power through it and kick its ass. Yup! I said the a-s-s word, but cancer is a mother f’ing pain in the ass to say the least.
I just wanted to let everyone know about her and my mom and the strength that really does exists within everyone, deep inside. So, we all have a cancer. To me a cancer is an ongoing pest in your life that wants to do bad. It can be anything! A brother in law who has made you life a living hell, a horrible situation in your life that has crippled you beyond anything else OR (in this case) actual Cancer. In any event and at the end of the day, know that you have the needed strength to power through it.
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