Memorial Day. A time to remember all those who have given their lives in service to America. As the daughter of a military guy, i admit to having more than a wee bit of patriotic fervor.
Thank you, all you guys and gals who have given the ultimate sacrifice in service to us all. It is a gift of valor, of honor, and it means something to this subgirl.
And yet….that’s not really my topic for today. I just wanted to be sure to say that up front. Coz that is important.
And my best friend has had her second chemo treatment. And is losing her hair.
And I am left feeling…?
I ache for her.
I hurt for her.
I want to make it all better. That’s what we do, women, right? We fix boo-boo’s, kiss and bandage and make it all better again?
The big C won’t win this fight. She’s had her surgery, removed the small nodes that had begun to grow in her breast.
She could have decided against chemo. She was right on the low-end of the spectrum. But she wanted to give every single chance she could of laying this dragon to rest.
She chose chemo.
And she’s losing her hair, but winning the war.
Another patriot, fighting for a life of freedom.
Freedom from the big C.