Breast Cancer is a Crazy, Lonely Roller Coaster Ride

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vD9K3PqGE9k  – BEST VIDEO describing breast cancer journey…

As I begin to see light at the end of this very long tunnel – 10 more chemo treatments to go, all kinds of things flash through my mind.  One thing I remember so vividly is my driving to the University of Michigan Hospital back on November 5, 2011 for my MRI.  I wanted to go alone as I needed time to myself to think about everything that was coming at me.  The bone scan showed several hot spots and Oncologist was concerned cancer had spread to my brain, spine and leg.  On the drive up, all I could do was picture myself on the Top Thrill Dragster, the fastest roller coaster in the world at Cedar Point Amusement Park in Sandusky, Ohio.  I don’t do roller coasters, but I knew I was on one and wouldn’t be able to get off.  The roller coaster images have stayed with me on my journey.

Today, my acquaintaince turned friend, Kathy, who has Inflammatory Breast Cancer and was diagnosed 2 months before I was, sent me this video done by a breast cancer survivor, entitled “The Wildest Ride on Earth.”  I sobbed as I watched it.  Our life circumstances are different, but the emotions, isolation, feelings, and being trapped on that roller coaster say it all.  The images, the music, the fighting for your life, looking like death, feeling like death, and then starting to come back to life, and the tremendous fear you might have to do it all again.  It all resonates with me.

It is so moving and describes my journey and every other woman’s journey who is battling breast cancer. Please watch it!   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vD9K3PqGE9k

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