Living with cancer #1 Be a woman Warrior with Stella Valle
This is a Facebook post I published a few days ago. I feel it is time to let my blog world friends know about this as well.
“A few nights ago, while my husband and I were laying in bed and just before we said good night, my husband suddenly said:” I wish I can be normal again someday.” I instantly cried. Tears were in my ears and my hair and I just could not help. “I am so sorry!” is all I can say. “You didn’t do anything wrong.” My man answered. “But I wish I could do something to save you.” I couldn’t help choking up again.
We all know he may not have a SOMEDAY. His doctor already told us my husband may only have less than a year left because of his cancer. It’s super rare and aggressive. He is a fighter. The chemo and radiation have beaten him down very hard, but he rarely says anything. That morning he had a very hard time to button his shirt because his fingers were not working like they should. And then he drove over a curb that afternoon. Then in the evening he knocked his water glass over onto some important files.
This kind of life has been with us for a while. There are a few friends who know about what we are going through. I try to protect my family’s privacy so I never mentioned it in the public. But then, this early morning, I got a message from a friend, asking me if I know anything about one of my blogger friend’s husband. So I went to read her post and I was shocked. They are going though very similar tough time as us now. I was crying the whole way to work this morning.
For myself, for my friend, and for those people out there I may not know your name or your story, I decided to announce this today. I want my friend, and anybody who is facing similar situations, to know that we are all in this together. If God, or Buddha, or whoever decided to put an expiration date on the relationships we have with our loved ones, then we just make the best out of every day we have left.
My husband and I both told our family and friends many times, we don’t need a pity party. Let’s celebrate every day and every minute we are together. So let’s go out while we can walk and enjoy the food while we can eat!”
Yes, we are facing the dark time in our life now but we are doing pretty good and trying to go through with a positive attitude. We still have family dinners, play card games and watch TV together. One of the programs that we love to watch is called “Shark Tank”. My husband and I watched the episode with two sisters who were both in the Army and they also happened to be jewelry designers. They got the chance to partner with Lori Greiner and Mark Cuban.
Yes, these two military siblings are the designers and founders behind these Women Warriors bracelets from Stella Valle. I love the inspirational words on the bracelets and they are a great reminder to myself that, we are all Women Warriors in our life because we are all facing different challenges.
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