Today is marks my 3rd Taxol treatment and my 6th chemo.
No premeds this week, so no setting my alarm for a 3 am pill. I even felt confident enough with the side effects to drive myself to the Cancer centre. An injection in the bum and the drips go up. I had my choice of lazy boy chairs and so far there are only two of us having treatment.
My neighbour is having her third lot of chemo after being diagnosed with breast cancer in 2000, a stark reminder that remission is relative.
“No one can tell what goes on in between the person you were and the person you become. No one can chart that blue and lonely section of hell. There are no maps of the change. You just come out the other side………or you don’t. ” Stephen King
“Does anything in nature despair except man? An animal with a foot caught in a trap does not seem to despair. It is all closed in, to a kind of still, intense waiting. Is this a key? Keep busy with survival. Imitate the trees. Learn to lose in order to recover, and remember that nothing stays the same for long, not even pain, psychic pain. Sit it out. Let it all pass. Let it go.” Mary Sarton
“It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent that survives. It is the that is the most adaptable to change.” Charles Darwin
“Life’s under no obligation to give us what we expect.” Margaret Mitchell