What have I learned? I have learned to never stop learning. I have learned that information needs repeated several times in order to be accepted. I have learned that we all have more in common when it comes to cancer, than we don't. We cry alike, we laugh, and we think. We have family, friends, spouses, sisters, and brothers, peers and co-workers and pets and ideals and hopes. Cancer is the great leveler. My faith has remained although at times quite shaken. We are not as strong as we pretend sometimes and yet we persevere.
This is not a process that you do alone or that you ever finish. The highs and lows are unpredictable and yet we push through to whatever ends are in store for us. There are bumps in the road for all of us and friends and families experience those as well. We all cope the best way we know how and sometimes, sadly it pulls a family apart and yet sometimes it pulls them together. I am very contemplative today as soon all my chicks and grandchicks will be home and as the mother hen, I am excited, thrilled and yet a bit on edge to see how it will all turn out. The clan has grown to 17 attending ( not including grand-dogs). We will gather for laughter and memories and probably some tears. Emotions will be flowing and praying for nice weather and good outcomes. This is rather an insight to me and I do share those from time to time. The articles that I share can be very factual and then there are those that are just personal. The daily counter that this site does, gives me no insight as to which one is better received. I will continue to try to give you news on the breast cancer front and useful information and hopefully some thought provoking material as well. For now, I am signing off on this Friday and anxiously await my kids arrival. See you soon and as always, Make it a great day! S