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You are so sweet, but I have not done anything special.
I have found that there is a bond among cancer patients and their loved ones.
One day I had a well-meaning woman come up to me in a local department store. I was casually flipping through the blouse rack. I was wearing my wig and had a long scarf wrapped around it to be 'trendy'. This woman blurted out, "Do you have cancer?" Well, needless to say, that shook me a little. I simply replied that Yes, I do/did (never know what the correct word is there) I asked her if she knew because of the wig and she said no it was the scarf. Anyway we got to talking about her experience and her husband's exprience. She offered me hats that she owned. Now some women might have been offended, but I knew she meant well and she was 'one of the members of the club" I thanked her for her gracious offer and eventually we were both on our way.
Whenever I see a woman with a scarf on her head or a cap, I want to hug her or initiate a conversation. I generally do not do those, not wanting to be intrusive. I did speak to a local artist at a; show recently. It turned out that she also had ovarian cancer and the same oncologist office as I. She amazed me by her courage and will to live. So you see, although I was wanting to offer HER support she enriched MY life.
There IS life after cancer.
Don't sell yourself short. You ARE special. There are plenty of cancer patients here and yet it is YOU that is reaching out to share your experiences in hopes of helping someone.
That was a sweet story. Whenever I see someone with a scarf on it will make me wonder.
Did I tell you my aunt has terminal cancer? It's so sad. She has always been like a sister to me. (i'm an only child) My uncle died 10 yrs. ago due to cancer and now it is my aunt's fate. She has lived in AZ for years and had to come back east this summer b/c she can no longer live alone. She is staying with her step-daughter's family in Pittsburgh, PA. We (my 2 daughters and grandson) drove to visit her one week end in Sept. There are days she can barely talk on the phone. I can remember when my kids were little we all went to Disneyland. She could run circles around my kids, she had so much energy. It's so sad what cancer does to people.
So thanks again for your response and may you live a long, cancer free, lovely life. Keep in touch.