Surviving Breast Cancer with the Help of Online Support
Writing a blog for “The Hot Mom’s Club” – now there’s a hoot at 49! Life’s mid-forties are supposed to be filled with predictable, inevitable things like working on a sagging butt, how to come up with college tuition and what to do about those frown and laugh lines. I was approaching the prime of my life. I had a wonderful partner of almost 25 years, three great kids entering the teen arena (happy joy-joy) and a great job. What I never expected to be thrust at us all were the words “you have cancer.” Three little words that threatened to turn my world upside down.
I wanted to be the one to tell my kids, to protect them from the “c” word, its implications and keeping their faith in me as their mother. Three lives that had depended upon me for everything had to believe that I wasn’t going to lose this battle, right? This was just a detour, I’d have to assure them, some small journey I’d have to take and we’d get through this and be back to normal before they knew it. Now I just had to believe it myself.