One of my best friends was diagnosed with MS last year. She has had some struggles, but is finally getting into a medication routine that appears to be working for her. She is my age, as in 50 something. Closer to 60, in my case! LOL
One of my older friends, a breast cancer survivor, just had another lump removed from her breast, and it is benign. That was a big scare. So thankful for the good news.
I have a relatively new friendship with a woman at church who is an RCIA sponser. ( My husband and I teach the RCIA class) This woman is 40 something, has a 16 year old girl and an older daughter who just graduated college. Her husband has had a rough time with employement the last two years, but seems to be okay now.
She told me this morning that she has been diagnosed with breast cancer and it is in the ducts. So......here we go on this journey. I am determined to be there for this woman. I told her today we will take one day at a time and we will fight this tumor. She has a postive attitude, and I want to help her as much as I can.
I was thinking of sending cards now and then, checking in with her on her via the phone, offering to take a day off work and drive her to a doctor's appointment if she has a need for that. Any other ideas?
When you really start looking around, you will see a lot of people w/challenging health issues. I was always aware of this, but I am more so now. It makes me appreciative for every day and every moment. I don't want to waste my moments on unworthy things like fear or anger or hoplessness. I want to use my energy for good. I want to help my friend. I want to always be grateful for the blessings in my life.
Published On: February 13, 2011