Monday, April 27, 2009

what they said.


I am wiped.


I had a CT scan at 7:15 this morning (and we got back late from family adventures in Toronto), so of course I didn't sleep last night, worrying about over-sleeping (as it turned out I had made a mistake setting the alarm but I woke up anyway) and of course about some horrible mass that could be growing on my innards (I have no reason to anticipate bad news but this never stops me from being anxious).

S. and D. were BOTH home today with different viruses picked up over the week end. One is hacking and coughing and sneezing and one has a stomach bug. My immune system feels very threatened.

I am so tired that I'm hysterical and letting my inner hypochondriac run wild (I am half-convinced I have swine flu).

So, instead of words of wisdom, I give you some other wise women's words:



I first saw this video at the conference I went to recently, for women with advanced breast cancer, when Living Beyond Breast Cancer unveiled it there. With several women in the video present for the viewing (and several others represented were women I met in Dallas).

It was very, very moving.


I was talking to my friend Nicole today and she told me she'd seen the video online. I cried again today when I watched it. It also makes me realize that nothing I have to say on living with metastatic breast cancer is remotely original.

Watch it. These women are more inspiring then Susan Boyle.

Seriously.

Tomorrow is a chemo day. Hope to be writing again by Wednesday.

7 comments:

Bhuvana said...

Thinking of you Laurie. Hugs.

Lene Andersen said...

Living to the fullest without knowing what 'the fullest' means. Wow. Amazing video.

Thanks for sharing that. I hope your immune system pulled up the drawbridge before the wee germ factories erupted.

MZ said...

Thanks so much for posting a blog about that video! I work for Living Beyond Breast Cancer and it was great to see what you thought. I hope you'll follow LBBC's Yoga Unites for Living Beyond Breast Cancer blog: http://yoga4livingbeyondbreastcancer.blogspot.com/

You can read all about the event and find out ways to get involved! Please share with your friends as well. You can also join LBBC's Facebook page by going here:http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=31106822&op=3&o=global&view=global&subj=68400392&id=68400098#/pages/Living-Beyond-Breast-Cancer/30427641316?ref=nf
Thanks for your support!

Beatrice Marx said...

We met at the LBBC Conference after the nutrition session. I introduced the speaker. I hope you are finding time to get to your yoga class!!!!! I am glad I found your blog! Stay Strong!

Beatrice Marx said...

We met at the LBBC Conference after the nutrition session. I introduced the speaker. I hope you are finding time to get to your yoga class!!!!! I am glad I found your blog! Stay Strong!

nonlineargirl said...

Rather than get down on yourself for not having anything original to say, I hope you'll take heart in the beauty of expressions of shared experience - it knocks me out that the same thoughts can be expressed in a variety of ways and still ring true to the listener and the speaker.

If you want to wrap your kids in bubble wrap until they are better I would totally support that.

Nat said...

Lovely and inspirational...

Good luck tomorrow.