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Monday, January 25, 2010

Cancer Sucks . . .

Sorry for the off topic subject . . . but someone from work died over the weekend.

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 . . .


  1. I totally agree and so wish that someone could find an ANSWER!!

  2. You are so right! I had too many family members and friends that have died from cancer and it does SUCK!

  3. Cancer SUCKS...I'm so sorry to hear about this woman. It's all so scary and there are indeed so few answers. I don't want to seem in any way uncaring, but let's just say when I saw your title I was worried about you and well...I was glad to know you're continuing to do well. Big hug.

  4. Yes we need answers. And I know you have such a personal connection to these stories. Thanks for you reminder to live each day in the best way we know how.

  5. I am sorry to hear about your co-worker.

    We are currently praying for a little girl (12) who has a rare childhood cancer. Diagnosed a little more than a year ago. She is not doing well at all right now. (Unfortunatly she is not the only one locally) It is challenging to not become angry. Her family has a strong faith. They have started this FROG (fully rely on God) attitude. Not meaning they don't explore all medical options just that they will not give up the God can work a miracle. They do not want to give up hope.

    My helped my father through lung cancer. He died 5 years ago. Cancer sucks.

  6. Anne - thanks for your thoughts and positive statements. Yes - I am doing fine.

    Shelly - I will keep this girl in my prayers. Cancer is sooo wrong - but it is especially evil and vile when it attacks children.

  7. You are an amazing woman!

    My mother-in-law is a breast cancer survivor. I am running my marathon in honor of my cousin's six-year-old who has Leukemia. My best friends Dad died of melanoma. The list goes on and on and brings such heartache.

    It is all of you who bring me strength. You're all inspirational to me!