Friday, November 30, 2007
A bit of good news....
As I go into the weekend, I am doing better. Managing the pain, the bleeding is done for now, and monitoring my activities. One thing that happened just today made me feel not so useless. There was a new woman at Radiation yesterday. We started chatting and she has advanced lung cancer. She was nervous because she had her first chemo yesterday. That is all it took. I quickly assured her that she would be fine, told her what to expect, and gave her my tips on what helped me get through it (complete with written list for her doc to approve). I told her, "Yes, it will be hard, but do this and it is manageable." Today, I saw her and she said to me, "Because of you, I wasn't scared of chemo." Okay, so my day was made. I finally helped someone. Bob said, "Pay it forward." So, I did. Today another woman started talking to me about her husband. He is nauseous, and will not eat." I told her Ensure Plus and Ginger Altoids. Choke down the first and carry the other EVERYWHERE. Hopefully, that will work for him this weekend. I left the waiting room today waving saying, "I am here everyday at 11:00!" like a comic says as he leaves the stage. Oh well, it was fun and it make me forget that my butt is on fire. 14 to go......20 days left....... Have a great weekend, Ang
Posted by Angela Clarno at 3:20 PM
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You done good girl. There's plenty of bad stuff to deal with, but this is one of the good parts - when you get to help someone else on the path. Keep up the good work! Good to see you yesterday.
It is in the nature of your life's work to help other people. You are one of those scarce people who enjoy helping other human beings, big and small old and young they all benefit from knowing you Angela. Keep on doing it!! love pat&mag.
Hi Ang. I am sorry that I did not know that you are battling cancer until I received your Christmas card. I have spent this afternoon reading your blog, and I want to thank you for sharing your journey. I wish I was still in Seattle to help out and give you a hug, but know that I am sending you a HUGE hug from California! Love,
your old PMSI buddy, Maria :)
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