I have done several Relay for Life walks, Mia, and I know what you mean about
the emotional side of it. I usually have tears streaming down my face by the time I am around the track. Some years the survivors here walk their lap to Debby Boone's "You Light Up My Life." It seems like such an appropriate song with all the luminaries lit with candles. When I was diagnosed in 1996, I had to tell a group of friends in a club to which I belonged. I got the same response you did from the long-term survivor. My friend Charlotte had had a double mast. 33 years earlier. She assured me I would be just fine. And, nine years later, I still am. Sadly, my friend died of something other than cancer. Thanks for sharing your story. Good luck with the gyn appointment and the trip. Hugs, Lauri
"Go confidently into the direction of your dreams. Live the life you always imagined" Thoreau
Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.