I have been waiting 2 weeks to have enough information so that I can stop keeping this stupid secret. I told family right away and then close friends and today I did the Facebook thing. That seemed so lame, but I needed to just have people know and be done with it. It was a huge relief to have the secret out.
Later that night I looked on FB and I wondered, "Why put yourself out there for more torture, Beth?" My status of cancer got me about 38 likes and someone else's birthday flowers got over 100?
But, then I realized... no one wants to like my cancer. And then I started to read. The comments were not repeated, greeting card responses. They were sweet and funny and touching and thoughtful. Each note had the personality of the sender. There were messages from people I don't know at all well, but they were kind and genuine. How did people do this cancer thing in times before texts and emails and yes, even Facebook?
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. This time it was the invasion of COVID and it affected every person. I ranted for a year, until I got my COVID vaccine in March 2021.
CORONARY Artery Disease was the reason I restarted this blog on September 26, 2021. This time it was my hubby Don, who was dealing with a worry that started with the letter "C".
Coronavirus and Cancer, Coronary Artery Disease! All are evil, but none can totally get me down... if I vent! I usually end up feeling a little more positive at the end of each post!
Navigating This Mess!
The most recent post is at the top, from coronary posts in 2022, back to cancer posts in 2016.
To find past posts, look below the "Archives" section, to find "Categories".