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    Oh No (People Close to Me Are Going Away): The daughter of a very close friend of mine just passed away yesterday from cancer and it really affects me. I can't seem to stop thinking about her. She was only 35 years old and was full of life. Although she was in constant pain she fought bravely and courageously. I remember how much pain I was in and almost coming to "my own end" but I made it through. Still, three years later, I am dealing with the after-effects from the chemo, radiation and the hospitalizations and surgeries. My reality of "normal" has totally changed and instead of being able to run, jump, bike and be the 'athletic' person before my diagnosis, I now have to deal with loss of muscle tone, a compromised digestive system, and neurological issues, I force myself to remain positive and do the best I can with what I have energy for. When my body tells me I am overdoing it, I rest and don't let anyone push me unless I am the one doing it.

    Every time someone close to me passes away from this terrible disease it saddens me. Although he or she is no longer in pain the disease has claimed one more life.

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      GregP_WN

      I know how you feel, I've fought cancer over 3 dx's over 26 years, lost a dear friend and bandmate 20 years ago, countless other friends since, lost my Mom and Dad within 10 months of each other, so I understand your feeling. That's why I spend a lot of time trying to fight back with Relay For Life.
      I hope you're doing well today.

      almost 4 years ago
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