I have got to tell you . . . Cancer SUCKS . . .
She isn't someone that I was necessarily friends with - but I would see her in the stair case a fair amount. Both of us always take the stairs instead of the elevator. We didn't work together - she was in the Administrative Support area and I work in Accounting. But she was always very friendly and kind.
It doesn't care who you are . . . Cancer SUCKS . . .
When I found out that she had died over the weekend - I was thinking that I "know" that I saw her in the office . . . not that long ago. As it turned out - she was diagnosed with breast cancer in November - it had already metastasized and was growing rapidly. She only survived for a couple of months.
Two short months . . . Cancer SUCKS . . .
As I mentioned in one of my first blog posts - I was diagnosed with breast cancer a little over 5 years ago. My cancer was staged as III B. Her cancer was staged at Stage IV which is metastatic - so I am just about as close to metastatic as you can get . . . to be accurate - there is a stage III C. But my III B is about as close as I EVER want to come to metastatic.
I consider myself VERY lucky. I don't ask WHY . . . I simply enjoy every day and always think that "this might be the best day of my life". Really I do!!!
But whenever I hear about someone else getting cancer or in this case dying from cancer so quickly - IT STOPS me in my tracks.
And I want to scream . . . CANCER SUCKS . . .
AND I want answers . . . REAL answers . . .
Didn't she notice something?
Wasn't there some indicator that something was wrong?
How can cancer grow to that extent and not be detected?
I want a cure.
I need answers . . . But I know that there are no real answers.
If there were answers . . . well . . . then I would know
why . . .
and how . . .
what caused it . . .
will it come back . . .
is so, when . . .
Maybe Cancer wouldn't suck if we had answers.
Until then . . . CANCER SUCKS . . .