The second version, Thirteen Reasons Cancer is a blessing.
- Exhaustion - totally and completely! Unfortunately it seems that it will never, ever go away!
- Ugliness -Baldness - Brrrr and my some people are surprisingly extremely rude! Completely washed out!
- Surgeries = Pain (Please don't stick me AGAIN!)
- Emotional Rollercoaster Ride.
- Okay already, I know I have six children including the newborn. (I was pregnant when diagnosed.)
- Poverty Unsurmountable.
- Instant Menopause = hot flashes, weight gain, insomnia, exhaustion!
- Oh My! The horrible unforgetable smell of chemotherapy. oh! Nauseating!
- Nightmares, literally. Well, I believe they are actually called night terrors! Horrible unimaginable ones....I could compete with Steven King very, very well. I think it is the Tamoxifen.
- No babysitters anywhere and I just can't breathe, think, or feel. I just want to sleep for 30 minutes. Can't stand up long enough to cook! Much less the smell of it!
- School buses promptly at 6:20 and 6:45 regardless of ability to move a muscle. Gotta get the oldest four up and ready........
- Okay, this is a HUGE one, "Oh you have cancer? My friend (Dad, Mom, sister, uncle, whatever!) died from cancer." Oh come on, let's think for a moment how could that possibly encourage me. I cannot count the number of times this happened! Seriously!
- Uninsurable forevermore.
Cancer Was Also a Blessing.....
- I appreciate life more.
- I am WAY, WAY more patient with others.
- The understanding that you have NO IDEA what is going on in other peoples lives and you really cannot judge them in any way shape or form.
- It gave me the opportunity to bond a little with other survivors.
- Very quick showers and dressing (no hair = no shampooing, conditioning, brushing, curling and even no shaving!)
- I have somewhat become an advocate for self-exams.
- I know how strong I am.
- I know who I can and cannot count on!
- I know the Lord isn't quite done with me down here.
- The birth of our healthy sweet #6 blessing, Kiera, even despite the cancer in my body.
- hmmm, running a little dry here, but thinking....I have a story to tell now, wish I could be diligent enough to finish getting is down on paper.
- Hey, I like pink anyhow, you know....the pink ribbons.
- I will be able to encourage other cancer patients!!!
This took me two weeks to do! LOL!!!