About three weeks ago on a Thursday night my husband and I were lucky enough to be invited to the AMC’s “Evening of Hope”. I was able to meet amazing people, survivors and people who supported them. When I think about it, they supported me, us ,and my family in our time of need.
Looking around the room wondering, thinking to myself I feel at home these are MY people, these are survivors ,family members,people who’ve been touched by breast cancer, and contributor’s.
As my husband and I walked into the room there was my name on a list I’m on 36 other people who raised over $2500 dollars each. I made Pacesetter status !!(Not to shabby for my first year!).We sat down at a table with a few other people. After chatting for a bit we met another lovely couple .She was a survivor and one of the ambassadors for this year’s Making Strides. It was nice to be able to sit and share our stories with each other and ideas on fundraising for next year.
As the awards were given out for top fundraisers I couldn’t help but get chills to hear how much money people had raised. Our little organization along Jersey Shore raised over $1. 2,000,000 dollars and breast cancer! And I was one of those lucky ones to be able to contribute to that huge amount.
This evening had touched me more than you know. I’m now on the path to do volunteer work for the American Cancer Society. I’m looking forward to being a mentor for another woman who is touched by BC at the young age just like me. I I feel that giving back is very therapeutic, and in my way it will help me heal my own wounds.
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Sooooooooooooo, I find myself once again back at the doctor’s office for another issue. I mean seriously does this crap ever stop??? Today’s issue is pain in my tail bone. I literally have a pain in the ass! I blame myself for putting this off for about 10 months but, I’ve been kind of busy with my hysterectomy and the second breast cancer scare. I’m sick of going to the doctor’s office if you know what I mean.
Yesterday I finally got to my wit’s end and couldn’t take the pain anymore. No matter if I’m walking standing or sitting, well especially sitting .I am in so much pain there is nothing I have found that gives me any sort of relief.Of course in my mind the Big C is to blame for all of this. I keep wondering if the chemotherapy could have done something to my bones? Could possibly could a metathesis somewhere else my body? Of course with my luck it has come back in my ass, as if it wasn’t big enough as it is lol !!!!I know this might sound crazy but it’s very real to me.
You have to see my chair at work I’m at the point were I have an orthopedic pillow and two doughnut gel filled pillows .
The pillows are so high up I actually have to hop onto my chair to get on! I just know people walking by me think i have a RAGING case of hemrroids lol!
This may be a pea, but my pillows are just as high!!
Today I found myself back at the hospital having several x-rays of my tailbone taken.They said I have a nice sacrum, “why thank you I said”. I have to say I have never been compliment on that body part before lol. I hope and pray in the end (haha get it ,in the end ) everything will be okay. I have a feeling I will end up having an MRI. I will be interesting having the other end of my body scanned for a change! Next stop seems to be pain management…
WHEN WILL I BE FREE OF WORRY AND PAIN? I JUST WANT IT TO STOP. IS THAT TO MUCH TO ASK?
What to do, what to do???
This is what unconditional love looks like! No matter how sick I am or how sad I get he is there to love me no matter what. Puppy love is the best kind of love!!