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.