My timing is pretty good. In 2 weeks I will have my last radiation, then a couple days of doc appointments and then a free week before Christmas! Daily raditaion has taken up time, but at least I haven't felt exhausted...yet. I'm ready to begin enjoying Christmas.
Sad For Some
Lately I've been thinking about all the people who are just getting diagnosed with cancer, as the holidays begin. What must that be like? I learned my gloomy news, the day before Memorial Day weekend. Those first days of torturous worry were on bright sunny days, not drab wintery ones.
And my family and friends were not distracted with their own holiday to-do lists. They had time to reach out and make me feel cared for. I'm so grateful I didn't have to begin this whole cancer business, in the midst of busy holidays.
Last year, Don and I enjoyed the holidays as we always do. We had no clue what was ahead in 2016. I'm glad we didn't. I figure we'll play ukes again this year. And we'll be feeling extra grateful to celebrate Christmas, with so much behind us. But a serious part of me will always know... things are different now. I have been changed. And a big part of me will be thinking about all those people, I don't know... who are just beginning their battle.
Cancer - Covid
I started this complaining list/blog, in May 2016. I posted 200 gripes about my breast cancer and then I was done.
On March 13, 2020, I started venting all over again, when another disease (starting with a C) interfered with my life. Only this time, it was affecting more than me.
Coronavirus and Cancer! Both are evil, but neither can totally get me down... if I vent! I hope with Covid, I run out of complaints before 200!