One thing that I love about people who have had cancer is that they reach out, automatically to other cancer fighters. It's instinctive, and it is heartfelt, and I love that. This is how I met my new friend Mary. She's just finished her radiation, and she has been a huge comfort to me on my own journey. Yesterday I sent Mary an e-mail.
After a couple weeks of feeling like a bristle head, that sensation of unshaven legs (on my head), I CAN SEE HAIR!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Silver hair, like a grizzly bear, maybe. I CAN SEE MY HAIR!
*stands here blinking tears back*
Standing in front of the mirror, turning my head this way and that, my first instinct was to run from the bathroom in a towel to send Mary an e-mail. I couldn't wait to share my 'happy'. The thing is, I knew that it would make her day, just as she has, so often during these dark times, made my day. When this is all over and done with, the best thing that I can think to be is a 'Mary' to someone else.