Sunday, September 16, 2012
Old Age isn't for sissies....but neither is Metastatic Cancer
Sometimes it is all I can do not to blurt out "But I'd welcome the chance to grow old!" Or...."At least you have been able to see your children and in some cases your grandchildren grow up and be married."
Instead, I smile sweetly and nod my head. "Those aches and pains are tough, aren't they? I know just how you feel because I have the same trouble walking." Or something.....or not.
Quite often life doesn't turn out like you envision it....in fact, I think it is rather a surprise when anything you envision turns out that way at all. For a metastatic cancer patient, we don't know what is around the corner, and it can be nerve wracking.
Cancer isn't for sissies. We're a pretty strong group who faces it down.....or even when it does wiggle around and surprise us and takes away our general good nature...we are still here. Sometimes I think we often surprise ourselves with how strong we can be, if we let ourselves. Be strong, and treat yourselves well. You are stronger than you think.