Sunday, May 2, 2010

Rollercoaster of life

It has been one he&& of a roller coaster ride this week.  First it was good news, then bad news, then some hopeful news and finally back to the really bads news.  A good friend has been diagnosed with cancer.  Initially it was hoped it would be just a localized spot to treat but unfortunately it has now been shown to be spread throughout.  Prognosis...the worst.  Treatable but not curable.  Only a third make it past five years  and even those don't last much longer after.  How does this happen to someone who is fit and healthy...someone who eats well, exercises regularly and is an amazing person?  Cancer does not discriminate.  It has been a tough week just trying to take this all in.  I do apologize for not posting as promised.  I just needed some time to accept this.  In dealing with this, it strikes me how precious life is and how important it is that we live it to the best possible.  Every moment of every day is valuable.  If our journey here on these blogs is to improve our health and thus our life by losing weight and becoming fit, active people then it is worth it...even if diseases like cancer, diabetes, heart and stroke do not discriminate, at least we can say we put up the best fight possible.  That matters...we matter...and this journey matters.  My friend will one day go to a better place.  For me, I will make this a better place by cherishing the people and things that matter most...family, friends, faith, health and well being.  Thank you for listening. 

7 comments:

Steph said...

I'm sorry to hear this sad news. :-(

Sandy Lee said...

I am so sorry you have to go through this but there's nothing wrong with hoping for the best. I like your take on getting healthy.
{{{HUGS}}}

Jacquie said...

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your friend. Cancer sucks.

Linda said...

I'm sorry you had such bad news this week. My thoughts are with your friend.

Southern Belle said...

I am sorry to hear about your friend's diagnosis. I am sure having wonderful friends and family around her will make this difficult time better.

Girl Bandit said...

So so sorry to hear about your friend. The lesson that cancer has taught me is that you learn to cherish every moment with that person. I hope that you and your friend can draw strength from my mother who beat her first bout and was clear for 17 years. It came back and is now not curable but manageable and she has had another 3 1/2 years with us. We cherish every moment and she has seen her daughters get married and her grandchildren be born. There is hope if not yet a cure....hugs to you both....xxxx

Alison said...

Its a rotten evil disease, i'm so sorry