• I am a warrior not a worrier - I will repeat this over and over again!

    Asked by HearMeRoar on Wednesday, June 5, 2013

    I am a warrior not a worrier - I will repeat this over and over again!

    This has to be my new script in life. No more wondering about statistics etc. I looked in the mirror this morning, really looked.... bald, lashless, browless, breastless, beat down by last week's taxotere.

    Reflecting back on life since the start of 2013 now that it is 1/2 way over. The intensity and tenacity that I've always had is still there and that's the most important thing. I have always been a worrier - no longer. I shall call myself WARRIOR. Last chemo is 16 days away - then 33 radiation treatments.

    I shall celebrate big time! Thanks for listening.

    7 Answers from the Community

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    • SueRae1's Avatar

      congrats on your upcoming and final chemo treatment. Good luck with your radiation. I look forward to your end of treatment celebration.

      over 4 years ago
    • carm's Avatar

      Sometimes the only way your are going to see the forest from the trees is if you step out of the woods and into the sunlight. So im glad to know that out of the thicket, a warrior emerged. She was a long time coming and so befitting your user name. Good for you, Carm.

      over 4 years ago
    • GregP_WN's Avatar

      Good attitude HMR!! There is always a "bright" side to everything. For you, I see the bright side as being your almost done with the chemo, that's the hardest part of what's in front of you. Compared to chemo, you will feel like a vacation while doing the radiation. Now, radiation does have it's share of problems and side effects, but still....anyone who has been through it will most likely agree, it's much easier than chemo.

      We wish you well and speedy recovery!!

      over 4 years ago
    • Ydnar2xer's Avatar

      YOU GO, XENA GIRL! How different the world would be if there were more AMAZONS like you & me, LOL! That attitude is infectious--sounds like my father's, who has been described as "terminally Norwegian!" :-)

      over 4 years ago
    • BuckeyeShelby's Avatar

      And that warrior will have hair and lashes and eyebrows again. Until then you just wear that look w/pride! And know exactly how strong you are to fight your way through treatment. Conquer it!! : )

      over 4 years ago
    • GypsyJule's Avatar

      You made me want to go put on some war paint in support of your battle! With an attitude like that, cancer has no chance!!!

      over 4 years ago
    • barbaraanne's Avatar

      I love that! Warrior not a worrier. I must remember this...I just finished my 33 radiation treatments...yeah just in time I was starting to get sore, but made it through (even w/a surgery thrown in). I should be doing the happy dance, but it may have to wait, I mostly likely will have to do chemo again, cause of the 1 positive lymph node & TNBC. I went out the last two days w/o a hat...it took 3 months to get this way. the eyelashes & brows, were lost over night, then they seem to come back over night.. Good luck to you and I am keeping the positive warrior attitude also...Be well...

      over 4 years ago

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