Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Cancer Sucks

I had good intentions of a tutorial post tonight but I am just not in the mood right now. Before coming to work (it is a very slow night) I went to the funeral home for my cousin.  She was 45.  She died a slow painful death from breast cancer that had metastasized to her brain.

It seems that my life has been inundated with this disease recently.  My step-sister has fought it for the past year and is finally in remission.  It cost her her job.  The fast food chain she had worked for faithfully for 25 years fired her at 4 months and 1 day. 

My step-niece had her breast removed and a week later a radical hysterectomy because of her cancer early this spring. She was 33.  She is still doing battle.

I have an aunt that had bc and a brain tumor.  Talk about lucky!  I have had uterine cancer. 

Forty may be the new 25 or 30 but our bodies haven't figured that out.  The forties have been hard on the women in my family.  I am looking forward to our 50s and hoping we do a little better with that.

In the meantime, though I am not being crazy, I am choosing to live now and not put stuff off.  I bought a Mustang and part of the reason was to thumb my nose at cancer.

Now you tell me, isn't that a fun way to thumb your nose?

It makes me grin every time I see it and I laugh with delight every time I hit the accelerator hard.  Thank You, God, for my blessings and forgive me for my impatience with life's trials.

Rest in peace, Tina.  You earned it.

1 comment:

  1. I'm so sorry to hear about your cousin and will pray for each of you. Your post has made me rethink my decision NOT to have a mammogram...I told my gyno there wasn't a reason because I'm not in my 40s. Thanks for shaking me up a bit and for sharing your story.


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