Sunday, May 6, 2012
A family friend of mine took the bracelet right off her arm Friday night because I was admiring it and placed it on mine. A long distance friend of mine (without even knowing I'd had a emotionally draining day) suggested today I get myself out of the house and have a mani/pedi "on her." Another friend made sure I ate something decent for dinner and even threw in a few laughs for good measure. My mama made the statement that I had been "quiet" today.....and the fact that she let me be quiet shows her understanding and support.
This past Friday was Relay for Life. I am sad to say I knew even more participants this year than last but I am also proud. The people, especially the women, are resilient, beautiful, and stronger than most. They glow from the inside out and it is almost blinding when everyone is in one collected place. In case you are not familiar with this event, it is as much for our caregivers as it is for us. We take a symbolic "Survivors' Lap" and spend the rest of the evening with those who walk along side us in our arduous journeys: nurses, radiologic technicians, coworkers, friends, and family.
Chemo has been very smooth in recent weeks. Physically, I have been bouncing back for the most part with the exception of what I call "side effect days"...and my spring weekends have been packed with my BFF's daughter's soccer games and excursions like National Record Store day with buddies.
Stay tuned for some pretty cool updates. The summer promises to bring newness and excitement.
All my love,