Thank You.


How do you tell your friends you are in the hospital with cancer when you are in so much pain, doped up on several medications, and your eyeball is literally being pushed out of your head by a tumor? Well, John took care of a lot of my phone calls, but I did try to contact a few on my own.


One text in particular stands out. I had just been hospitalized and they where beginning chemotherapy, and I realized that I was supposed to attend a good friend's wedding in a couple of days. I sent a text to our mutual friend, Rebecca, who I've known since high school. It read “Hi, I'm in the hospital with cancer will you let Thayer know I won't be able to make it to her wedding.” For some reason I didn't anticipate that I would have to elaborate on that text further. Within seconds my phone was buzzing right off the bedside table.


A few other friends of mine received similar texts. I sent one out that said, “Hey, I came down with cancer and I'm in the hospital. Talk to you later.” I thought that if I addressed it casually like I had the flu or something maybe people wouldn't be so worried. Well, it was good in theory.

This is a thank you to my all of my wonderful friends. Thank you for all of the support and prayers. Thank you to those who barged their way into my hospital room, because the term 'no visitors' doesn't apply to you (you know who you are:)).

You never make a vow to your friends. You never say “in sickness and in health.” Maybe, that's because you don't have to.

Latest comments

05.11 | 16:12

I am so sorry you had to experience this, Becky. But one thing no stinking fire can take away from you is this: You're an awesome writer. Keep on producing!!

15.04 | 16:00

You are the first person that I have heard from that has this bugger! feel free to reach out to me in the contact me section. Limited response in this section

15.04 | 03:48

Wow. IHow are you doing with the Teratocarcinosarcoma. I was diagnosed with it last September.

15.11 | 18:32

Wow! What an inspirational story! I hope that you continue to share. And for those that don't get it. Try and fit in her shoes one day.