Friday, July 8, 2011
SUPPORTING PEOPLE WITH ORAL HEAD AND NECK CANCER
I had the most amazing night. I woke up this morning with a new fighting attitude. I went to a support group for people with head and neck cancers. I have never felt so accepted and understood in my life. The love I received when I walked in the room was overwhelming.
I rarely have anyone ask me about what I have been through and understand. It's just known I have cancer and that's it. But, it's so much deeper and painful than just saying "Cancer Patient".
When I told my story and got into the details of all my surgeries, Chemotherapy & Radiation....I saw heads shake with agreement. They know what I have been through and couldn't believe what I have endured.
After the meeting everyone came over to me to wish me luck through treatment. The feeling of finding them made me cry and I did all the way home. I have a huge group of people to talk too and they totally get it!
I have been so scared and petrified to go through this again. All I have wanted to do is talk to Elsa. On the way to the meeting I cried thinking about her and how I would be on the phone with her. Elsa, I miss you so very much. I am so happy that I met new people that understand.
Radiation Day :( Wish me luck. After last night I am feeling like a dozen new loving people are helping me fight in my corner!
I am still counting down to my Birthday! Here is what I would like for a gift. Go to the SPOHNC website and make a donation.
Enjoy your day