Welcome back my faithful blog readers. It’s been awhile. That is because my treatments and my Dana Farber visits have all been STABLE and not much to report.
We all know STABLE is a great word. Yes indeed. Used to be my favorite acronym was NED (no evidence of disease). Now my favorite word is STABLE.
With all this great news, I still want to share a somewhat serious post with all of you. Over the past few months, people close to my heart have been diagnosed with Metastatic breast cancer, others with non-cancer serious illnesses and some knowing something is off but not yet sure what it is.
As we all age, we see friends and loved ones passing on from age, illness or for reasons no one knows. It makes me re-evaluate my life and my disease on a fairly frequent basis.
We all die. Some from disease/illness, some from a freak accident and some intentionally. That is why we all need to cherish every day and everyone we love (and some of the ones we just like). Remember the old Blockbuster message “BE KIND – REWIND” ? Well life is a bit like that. Be conscious of your actions and how they affect others. The little things actually do matter. A simple ‘Thank You” can change a person’s day. Going through a door and holding it for the person behind you instead of just letting it hit them as they follow you, let a car make a turn when no one else will, make waitstaff feel appreciated – not like they should be honored to serve you,. You get the point. Don’t be an asshole.
All our lives are complicated. We may not know what is happening in someone’s life and why they are being short, dismissive or just plain rude. These are not acceptable but before we judge, we should all breathe and think before passing judgment.
No one ever says “I WANT CANCER”. I am not a religious person. I am spiritual. I believe I have an obligation to give back to the universe things I learn through my journey – both good and bad.
I hope that I do that in every-day life, through this blog and through my volunteering with Young Survival Coalition.
So please, Be Kind – Rewind – Every day.
P.S. FUCK CANCER!!!!!!!!!!!!!