I hate that so many people I know have cancer. My aunt’s is treatable, not curable. My dad’s first cousin’s son, Mike, just wrapped up a year of colon cancer treatment to learn he has spots on his lung. Wanted to share a poignant excerpt from his blog:
Even though on the outside you can be chipper and smiling, it is sometimes merely a wall to keep in check with what’s going on inside. Ever since being diagnosed with cancer (and those of you have been there may have felt the same way) it feels like you’ve been removed from normal life and placed in a parallel one. A world where others live their lives under no threat, while you look on between doctor visits, treatment, surgery and recovery. This new life makes you feel isolated from most everyone, even when you’re surrounded by the love and prayers of so many people. I will tell you that as serious as cancer is, loneliness is worse. Loneliness causes your mind to travel in places where it shouldn’t dwell. It reinforces the differences between you and the cancer free, and just how powerless you really are.
Hope to see you tomorrow night at The Isle Casino Hotel Waterloo for Battle 4 Gadson, a benefit for Waterloo East High School wrestling coach Willie Gadson who has Stage 4 lung cancer. Saturday, June 30 from 6:30-Midnight–silent auction, appetizers & cash bar, band & dancing
Posted under Baby Thomas: Month 48
This post was written by Tara on June 29, 2012