You know, I've been having a rough time lately. The whole PET scan thing. Cara headed off back to school. Finding out my job is cut. I've been struggling. I try to be positive and patient, but sometimes life just sucks.
I received an e-mail reminding me of the Cancer Support Group meeting tonight. On the spur of the moment, I decided to go. I'd met the leader before, at the Relay for Life. She was glad to see me. As I began to meet people, my name was recognized from the paper. Turns out, my phrase 'every good thing in my life has only been made better by cancer' had stuck in people's minds. They agreed that it was true.
We talked about a lot of truths. When it was done, I walked out of there chatting with everyone as if I'd known them a hundred years. I am still losing my job. I still have the uncertainty of cancer hanging over my head. I still have children I am concerned about. Listening to their concerns about their upcoming PET scans helped. Listening to the stories of other mothers, that helped too. A lost job? Eh. Not really such a big deal compared to some of the things you can lose along the way in cancer-land. And you know what? It was very good to be reminded of these things.