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Archive for October 25, 2008

Facing It, Facts Please

This is a post that I am writing just to get it off my chest. If you are looking for a quirky, light, funny post, this is not going to be it.

Recently, I mentioned a friend who had gone through cancer. I also mentioned the fact that I’ve never spoken to her about it in any depth. I know cancer is bad. I know she has fought it. I feel that if she needs/wants to talk about it then she knows I am here. I would rather be the person that she can be with and NOT talk about it. It’s not that I don’t care. I do. It’s not that I don’t think it is serious. I do. If you are paying any attention, then you will realize I have a hard time dealing so I try to find the humor or a reason to not have to deal. I’m not trying to pretend like bad things don’t exist. I’m not trying to be “out of sight, out of mind”. I just feel like, if it were me, I would want a friend or friends who would let me be just me. Not me with my cancer, but me with my friends being me and nothing more.

With that being said, she is going through it all again. Plus some. Not only does she have a new baby, but her step-dad is battling his own cancer, plus some other non-mentionables that are really none of my business, but if I really start in on him it, then I will probably end up saying something I shouldn’t … so after reading her latest post I decided to look up information on her type of cancer(s). I believe, but do not hold it to me, it is Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma and now also Merkel Cell carcinoma.

Here are some pages from WebMD with information on these two cancers.

Merkel Cell

All of this rambling on was just so I could post this…
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