Sunday, December 5, 2010

Every Day

Every day another one arrives.  A newbie on the cancer message board.  Just diagnosed with breast cancer.

Afraid.
Shocked.
Numb.
Uncertain.
Lost.
Grieving.

All of us Sisters arrive.  We say "So sorry you have found us, but Welcome.  Welcome Sister.  You are one of us now."

We circle them.  We comfort and advise, we pat and hug and cry and curse with them.

We know how this feels.

We have done this.

We have heard the words "You have cancer."

We have also had to tell our husbands and children, mothers and fathers, family and friends.

We know like nobody's business what those first few hours and days are like, after the diagnosis.

We are so sorry Newbie.  So sorry you have joined us.

There there now.

We will hold you while you cry.

You are not alone.

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