Friday, July 7, 2017

July 7, 2017    In Honor of my Friend Martha

        As I walk with you together and sometimes only in the thoughts we share in the quiet of our minds, we are together.  Now we share this breast mastectomy club we are in together.  You being too young and beautiful, how could this have happened?  Well it did and the heck with it, as you are coming to terms with it as I did five years ago.  Does this make it easier, NO.  Instead we now encourage one another.
       Your choice to use the COLD CAP takes the bravery and strong determination only you have. You had your first Chem with the cap on yesterday.  My!  It was an bid thick cap looking thing filled with heaving dry ice.  I remember you saying the temperature went down to  -30 degrees.  You wore it during Cemo and also for four hours later in the afternoon.  I will never forget the photo you sent me.
        I and everyone that knows you gives you a badge of courage...you are now A WOMEN OF VALOUR, my dear friend MARTHA.....Thanks for Stan's continued support..and getting that ice cracked and hugs and coffee you love.  
        Much love and hugs to you both.
        Your pal, your Mother , Aunts and cousins and Cat,
         Phyllis





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  1. Hmm. The mirror as a child, teen, on and on until you have passed looking like your parents and now it is you at 71, but you can still dance in the house and thank God you are a cancer survivor. Stage 4. Next? I applied for a scholarship and received a CDA
    certificate to become a Lead Teacher. My grandson, 8,is quite proud of me and I love my job working with 4-5 year old kids. Although qualified as a Lead Teacher, I choose to be an Asst. Teacher, which gives me more time to be with the children. There is a great need for Asst. Teachers and children really respond to a "Grammie" in the class. A lot of my friends have passed on but at the school I have made new friends that keep me laughing and feeling welcomed. Tick tock. Time keeps going but I am thankful
    for every tomorrow. I turn on music, get ready for work, spray on the cologne, put on the jeans and blazer, earrings, walk out the door, ready for the world and what it holds for me. For all 71 negatives there are also the positives. Age doesn't define us. We do.

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