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Saturday, May 8, 2010


Last night I went dancin' with friends. First, though, we visited one of the local restaurants for dinner.....yum. This was D's last dance before her surgery Monday. She's have a bilateral mastectomy and wanted a night of fun. And fun we had! You know, I know way too many people with cancer. But D's attitude towards her "adventure" (as she calls it) is one of optimism and learning. And everything she learns she has been passing on to us (in case one of us has to go through it, too). She worried that perhaps she was passing on too much information but we have all of us told her to keep on passing it so we can learn also. It's going to be a tough row to hoe but she knows that she has a circle of friends that will be there for her whenever needed. I hope her husband B understands that he, too, can call on her friends if needed. It isn't going to be any easier for him or their adult son. Men are very good at hiding their feelings only at this time I believe they should let go and let go. They should know that it's okay to rant and yell and cry at the "unfairness" of it. They should know that it's okay to be scared and to tell others that they are. But they probably won't. No, just keep being macho and hold it in. Not good, I say.
So I ask of you who read this to send positive thoughts toward someone you don't know. And with that I'll say....live today as if it were your last.


HermitJim said...

This is very good advice, my friend! I know that, like many men, I sometimes hold in things I should let go of. Such is the nature of the beast, I suppose.

Sending very positive thoughts out to you, your friend...and her family!

Have a blessed day!

Tatersmama said...

I'm sending positive thoughts and prayers your friends way. Hey, we don't have to know each other personally, to know that we're all in this together and together we can accomplish anything..., so please give your friend a big ol' hug for me, and tell her that someone in Australia is rooting for her!

ps.. I photo tagged you, so come check my blog!

Momlady said...

Jim, thank you. Blessed be.

Tatersmama, I'll let her know. Thank you. And I'm one of your followers. Blessed be.

SHARON said...

I just lost a dear friend last year to cancer. She fought it for 23 years and 4 days. Once, when she was going for an operation, I told her '3 things will get you through this, the good LORD, good doctors and a good attitude.' Then she looked at me, smiled and added, 'and good friends.' I still miss her but what a trooper and an inspiration to everyone. Sending prayers your friends way.