I have been struggling Friday and today with my back and neck pain. I was trying to explain to my doctor on Thursday who bad my pain is on a daily basis. Even he was shocked at how bad my pain was. Some days even my jean jacket is too heavy to wear when my shoulders and neck hurt this bad.I keep telling Jeff, if I could only take my head off and get some pressure off my neck for just a moment. I was talking to a dear friend this morning and she too has a very bad back and neck pain... and has had it for years. I have to admit that it is nice to talk to someone that really understands how you feel. So when my friend and I were talking (not complaining) I could truly empathize with her.
“Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another: “What! You , Too?” Thought I was the only one!” ~ C.S. Lewis
Actually she and I have been friends for over 30 years, way before our bodies started breaking down on us.
I received a card today from a lady that I met at the Cancer Partnership Hospital 2 weeks ago, she is getting ready to have a mastectomy and of course we were instant friends. I am telling you that quote from C.S. Lewis is true, you are instantly connected with those who have gone through or who are going to go through what you have been through....did that make sense? It was cute because when she thanked me for the card I had sent her, she ended it with her name and she wrote SURVIVOR TO BE. She is already being positive ... that will be to her advantage. I will try to keep close contact with her...she still has a tough road to go. This cancer stuff is pretty tough.
So it is now noon on Saturday and I am still in my pajamas and waiting for some energy to hit me so I can get up and get moving. Thanks for always supporting me, even on my worst days...you still believe that I can make it and better days will come. BIGGER THAN ME day, I think that is what I am having today! I need to put this one of Lauren's cards up in front of me today.
“ A friend is someone you knows the song in your heart, and can sing it back to you when you have forgotten the words.” ~ Donna Roberts
"It is not a question of God allowing or not allowing things to happen. It is part of living. Some things we do to ourselves, other things we do to each other. Our Father knows about every bird which falls to the ground, but He does not always prevent it from falling. What are we to learn from this? That our response to what happens is more important than what happens. Here is a mystery: one man’s experience drives him to curse God, while another man’s identical experience drives him to bless God. Your response to what happens is more important than what happens." –Chip Brogden
"Adversity introduces a man to himself." ~Unknown
"I say that trials and tests locate a person. In other words they determine where you are spiritually. They reveal the true condition of your heart. How you react under pressure is how the real you reacts."