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    One Year Ago Today Meant Many More to Come

    Asked by DJS on Wednesday, July 16, 2014

    One Year Ago Today Meant Many More to Come

    It's my birthday! Last year at this time I was getting dressed to go to my first chemo session. When I was getting hooked up my husband and I were discussing this (not even my worst b'day!), and the woman in the chair opposite mine chimed in that it was also her birthday. That kicked off one of the greatest friendships I've ever experienced. Bonnie didn't make it -- don't smoke, people -- so today I'm celebrating our friendship on our mutual personal holiday. I'll never blow out the candles on my cake without remembering her, and how much fun we decided to have at Camp Chemo. I wouldn't wish it on anyone, but for me cancer brought a lot of blessings, and my BFF Bonnie is at the top of that list.

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    • cam32505's Avatar

      So much more in common than when you were on the playground as a kid. I'm sorry you lost your best friend, but Happy Birthday to both of you!

      about 6 years ago
    • karenrae's Avatar

      Happy Birthday to the both of you! I'm sure she will be with you in spirit.

      about 6 years ago
    • GregP_WN's Avatar

      Happy Birthday and sorry for your loss of your friend. Isn't it something how we get extremely close to people that we have this in common with? Cancer makes us think a little deeper.

      about 6 years ago
    • Carool's Avatar

      What a lovely tribute to your friend! Happy birthday to you! Best, Carool

      about 6 years ago
    • BuckeyeShelby's Avatar

      Happy birthday!! I hope you have many, many more. And I'm sure your buddy is smiling at you from wherever she is.

      about 6 years ago
    • dawn-dawn's Avatar

      Bonnie will always be with you especially as you celebrate more and more birthdays!

      about 6 years ago
    • UpandUp's Avatar

      Happy Birthday and many more to come!

      about 6 years ago
    • HardyGirl's Avatar

      And many more to come!! Good news, I'm glad to hear it always!

      about 6 years ago
    • pillowpatch's Avatar

      Happy Birthday to both you and Bonnie!

      about 6 years ago
    • Ejourneys' Avatar

      Happy birthday to you and to Bonnie's spirit!

      about 6 years ago
    • flamingogirl's Avatar

      Happy Birthday!! I am sure Bonnie is celebrating with you!!

      about 6 years ago
    • sewfine's Avatar

      Happy Birthday to you. (and to Bonnie too) I wish you many, many, more.

      about 6 years ago
    • barryboomer's Avatar

      Happy Birthday...I'm 69 (ugh ) today.
      That's my birthday present.

      about 6 years ago
    • marshala1's Avatar

      Happy Birthday and many mooooore!

      about 6 years ago
    • Schlegel's Avatar

      Happy Birthday! I know what you mean. On my cancer journey I've made many friends with cancer and lost a few. And two months ago I lost my brother to lung cancer. He was a bigtime smoker.

      about 6 years ago

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