A Selection from Seeds of Hope
BABY BUGGIES EVERYWHERE!
My secret was out. I began to talk freely to friends at
work. This cancer was beginning to consume my life, if
not my body. There was no way I could keep such news
from my co-workers. We were simply too close — a closeness born of eighteen years together in the human struggle
I was especially impressed by Pattie, our department
secretary. She has survived breast cancer. She has endured
a mastectomy, chemotherapy, and breast reconstruction.
She has been bald and has worn wigs — the whole she-bang. Looking at this self-confident woman now, one
would never suspect what she has been through. She now
sports a full head of lovely hair, which compliments a
shapely figure. She is actively involved in supporting
other women with breast cancer.
She approached me with a big hug and encourage-
"I heard the news. Doctor. You know you are going to
survive this. If I did it, you can." She smiled, "You will
laugh again." She told me that I was going through the
most difficult period for a cancer patient. "The reality that
you have cancer confronts you. It's scary that the decisions you make now are so irreversible! You will need to
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