This is a letter to Susie@Susie Lindau’s Wild Ride that today has her mastectomy.
Dearest Susie, this journey that you are now starting on – I know very little about – because I don’t know what kind of after treatment you will get …. but one thing for sure it will change your life, body and your soul.
Susie, it’s not about being a hero, strong or brave – it’s only about surviving … and it’s okay to feel sorry for yourself. It’s okay to cry. It’s okay to be angry. It’s okay to be worried. It’s okay feel down at times.
Always remember that you have the same right to your tears as you have to your laughter – and it’s okay to cry in public .. where ever you feel for it … just let it happen.
You, know I been down this road too … cancer is cancer where ever it hit us – but there isn’t one of us that react the same way. I never had a thought or was worried over that I was going to die. I wanted to die many time during the treatment, that was very tough on me, but that is a total different matter.
Please, don’t turn down the offer to get after counseling. Even the strongest need to talk … and I promise you “it’s good to talk”. And don’t forget to involve your husband in all this – because he are a bystander … and he are feeling so helpless most of the time. He are suffering too in all this.
Neither do we react the same on treatment and we don’t get the same treatment neither so I can’t give advice – one advice is do not go online to read about your situation, because there is 1000 and 1000 articles and none will be about you. It will only make you confused. Leave it up to your doctors – because when it comes to cancer – you will get the best care and treatments there is … you will be in the best hands there is and they will try to make everything so pleasant and smooth as possible for you. If you have questions ask your doctors – because they will give you answers that relate only to you.
You will get a fantastic support and if you are worried … please, just contact them. Don’t let your mind create ghosts.
I dedicate this song to you – it was the song – that helped me when I was feeling down – Change Is Going To Come – I cried many times to this tune, but it felt good … and the laughter was always around the corner. Because the journey has to have loads of laughter and bad jokes too.
Will be thinking of you. Susie, life is a bitch …. and it’s okay to be bitchy back! *smile
“Oh there been times that I thought I couldn’t last for long
But now I think I’m able to carry on
It’s been a long, a long time coming
But I know a change gonna come, oh yes it will”
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