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