With October being breast cancer awareness month, it seems like an appropriate time to do a pink post of my own. Four years ago, my whole world was rocked when I was diagnosed with breast cancer. When you get news like that it literally takes you to your knees. I’m reminded of the song lyrics that say we’re all just a phone call away from our knees. Wow how true that is!
Four years ago after I got that phone call, I began what I later called my pink journey. You can read all my blog posts about my breast cancer journey here. Blogging and sharing my experiences through the whole cancer journey was very helpful to me. With the love and support of my family and friends, and my faith, I am happy to say – I am a survivor today.
Not only am survivor of the cancer, but I am mentally stronger and don’t look at life that same way I did before cancer. I think it’s about the same of most people who have faced cancer, once you have faced a foe like the cancer beast, you are never the same.
So as we all move forward during this breast cancer awareness month, I will just share a thought or two with you all. First, just being there for someone with breast cancer is so important. Don’t worry about what you should say or do. Just be there for your family or friend who may be facing this terrible disease.
Ask if there is anything you can do for them? Do they need a meal prepared or their house cleaned? Maybe they could use a lift to an appointment or just someone to talk to them. No matter what, don’t drop out of sight or stay away. Even if you feel you don’t know what to say, just be there and let them know that you are there as a loving, supportive friend.
The love and support of people during my cancer battle meant the world to me. So as I reflect back over the last four years, it’s those supportive people, their prayers, cards, phone calls and emails that helped me through those very dark times. I will never forget all the wonderful people who helped me. Thank you all again for everything you did to help me get to where I am today.