In my post ‘Bacon Grease‘, I wrote the following –
One interesting side effect of the chemotherapy is a couple of days after my treatment, my hands feel greasy; not oily but greasy.
They have the feeling of me taking them and rubbing bacon grease all over them, greasy bacon grease. Very strange feeling and I constantly wash them thinking the ‘grease’ will be removed, but to no avail.
In today’s post, I write the following –
I received many comments about that post, and certainly appreciate each and every one of them. One of those comments came from Clare over at Around ZuZu’s Barn. If you are unfamiliar with her blog, I encourage you go visit her – she is dear to me.
Clare and I exchanged a couple of comments, that went like this –
Terry, Did you watch “Stand Up to Cancer” Saturday night? It was filled with stories of people who had chemo and are cancer free or in remission. Chemo is one of the most difficult of treatments, i think. It must be an interminable time for you and so a week’s vacation is a joy in itself. I think about you often and send good wishes off to you in Florida as you deal with cancer and become settled in your new life style. Clare
Clare, I did watch “Stand Up to Cancer” and I was emotional the whole time watching. Thank you for your thoughts and wishes and yes, back to chemo this coming week. Happy Sunday!
Me, too. But you saw how much hope there is for all of us and that must have made you smile through the tears..
Prior to today I would have never watched this show. Why would I watch it? Cancer has nothing to do with me and therefore the show would be boring and a waste of my time. That day I expressed to Gary I would like to watch it, and he agreed. As indicated in my above comment to Clare, I was emotional the whole time watching. I felt sorrow for others and myself that we are dealing with cancer and having to deal with it in a not so pleasant method. I felt joy and happiness, that advances are taking place and people are recovering from their cancer and living wonderful lives. I felt heartache for those families and friends who lost a loved one to cancer.
There is no reason for me to watch this show in the past. Why would I watch it? In the past I did not have cancer and I have no immediately family member who has had cancer, why would I be interested? Today cancer is me and I watched the show with many moments of tears coming from my eyes. As I sat there watching, I wondered if any of my family were watching? I assume they never watched this type of show in the past, why would they watch?
Times have changed and now I have cancer – I hope there were a few family members that watched this show. Not because of me, but because of others; the progress being made and those stories that touched my heart.