Everyone knows someone that is touched by Cancer, maybe it's you, a parent, a child, a friend or just someone you heard about via the grapevine. Well for me, this time it's a dear friend. This is about my friend, Bonnie. Just a mom like me( mind you she is MUCH older than I am), with a hubby, some kids, some dogs, sports, college tuition and all of lifes ups and downs. Sometimes in life, something comes along that drops you to your knees, no doubt this past January brought Bonnie to this humble place when the doctors told her she had breast cancer. Fear, anger and shock take over, then the wait to see where this road would lead her. She waited for weeks to find out her sentence.
Finally, it was decided Bonnie would get the chance to appreciate the loss of her breasts, the pleasure of punky Chemo, some good old fashioned radiation and finally reconstructive surgery. She was sooooo excited with all this news that she could barely contain her glee at the prospect of all that was before her. Obviously, this is a brunch of fooey, but she did handle this news with a great deal of grace.
Being her friend and having this obsession with documenting all things in life, I felt it was my duty to tag along on this journey. I am hoping after all this is over and she is healthy and done with her treatments she will be able to look back at where she was, and how far she came in this curve ball in life. So with all that said, here we go.
Her hubby got in there and showed some love and gave helped to give his wifey take back some control..He is such a good man, and boy has he taken excellent care of his love. Not bad for a couple that has been together for since jr high.
When you're weak, I'll be strong
When you let go, I'll hold on
When you need to cry, I swear that I'll be there to dry
When you feel lost and scared to death,
Like you can't take one more step
Just take my hand, together we can do it
I'm gonna love you through it.
As of May 10th, Bonnie had 3 chemos down, 3 to go. Half way there, baby...Chemo isn't all fun and games though. There are a lot of blood draws, medications and a couple trips to the potty. Okay, I made more trips to the potty than Bonnie. but I had a nervous bladder, don't judge.
As her friend, I am so proud of her and her strength. I am impressed by the dedication and love of her family and I am thrilled to call her friend. If Bonnie could say anything to you, she would say, PLEASE get those boobies smashed and enjoy life.
I will be keep you up to date on her progress over the coming months. So if you think of her, say a prayer. If you find your self in her shoes, know you will not be alone and if you find someone you know in this place, reach out and let them know you love them. Words aren't always easy when you don't know what to say, but sometimes your presence is enough.