Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Doubled Up! Cancer Bites and is a Blessing Too

Today I'm gonna do two versions the first Thirteen Reasons why Cancer Bites!
The second version, Thirteen Reasons Cancer is a blessing.
Cancer Bites........
  1. Exhaustion - totally and completely! Unfortunately it seems that it will never, ever go away!
  2. Ugliness -Baldness - Brrrr and my some people are surprisingly extremely rude! Completely washed out!
  3. Surgeries = Pain (Please don't stick me AGAIN!)
  4. Emotional Rollercoaster Ride.
  5. Okay already, I know I have six children including the newborn. (I was pregnant when diagnosed.)
  6. Poverty Unsurmountable.
  7. Instant Menopause = hot flashes, weight gain, insomnia, exhaustion!
  8. Oh My! The horrible unforgetable smell of chemotherapy. oh! Nauseating!
  9. 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.
  10. 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!
  11. School buses promptly at 6:20 and 6:45 regardless of ability to move a muscle. Gotta get the oldest four up and ready........
  12. 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!
  13. Uninsurable forevermore.

Cancer Was Also a Blessing.....
  1. I appreciate life more.
  2. I am WAY, WAY more patient with others.
  3. 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.
  4. It gave me the opportunity to bond a little with other survivors.
  5. Very quick showers and dressing (no hair = no shampooing, conditioning, brushing, curling and even no shaving!)
  6. I have somewhat become an advocate for self-exams.
  7. I know how strong I am.
  8. I know who I can and cannot count on!
  9. I know the Lord isn't quite done with me down here.
  10. The birth of our healthy sweet #6 blessing, Kiera, even despite the cancer in my body.
  11. 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.
  12. Hey, I like pink anyhow, you know....the pink ribbons.
  13. I will be able to encourage other cancer patients!!!
This took me two weeks to do!