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by mee22 on Fri May 09, 2008 12:00 AM
by Kittycath on Fri May 09, 2008 12:00 AM
Hang in there, my friend. You can have many, many loved ones around you--but dealing with disease in essence is a lonely road. I have some favorite quotes to share. I hope they might inspire you a bit--or just make you feel better for a little while:
Diseases can be our spiritual flat tires--disruptions in our lives that seem to be disasters at the time but end by redirecting our lives in a meaningful way.
There is in every true woman's heart a spark of heavenly fire, which lies dormant in the broad daylight of prosperity; but which kindles up, and beams and blazes in the dark hour of adversity.
Courage doesn't always roar. Sometimes courage is the little voice at the end of the day that says I'll try again tomorrow.
Every day may not be good, but there's something good in every day.
Some days there won't be a song in your heart. Sing anyway.
We are never far from where we need to be. God would not have brought us to this place in our life if He didn't have something for us to receive.
I hope these thoughts may have brightened your spirit a bit. Your life is journey with good times and bad times. Just hang on!!
Sending love from a breast cancer survivor!
by skylog on Sat May 10, 2008 12:00 AM
by mee22 on Sat May 10, 2008 12:00 AM
On 5/10/2008 skylog wrote:Wow, do I know how you feel. I stayed at my in laws during isolation (they were gone for the winter).. I was so sad and so alone. They live on a lake pretty far out of town, so I was really alone. My husband stopped by to check on me a couple times, but had to stay far away. I called my kids to wish them good night every night, and I would hang up the phone and cry for hours. It is lonely. however, only temporary. I know how hard it is, all you want is a big hug, but you are dangerous to others, how crule is that??? I will send you a computer hug.....Do you feel better?? No? Well, there isn't much I can say to make it better for you, just to tell you you are not alone. I have been there, and I made it and so will you. Stay strong, it will all be over soon..Skylog
by dinparadise on Sat May 10, 2008 12:00 AM
On 5/9/2008 mee22 wrote:Can someone give me some ideas on how to deal with this loneliness while home in isolation from having rai treatment. This is only my third day. I feel so alone. Husband only come up ocassionaly to check on me. I feel like i am a poison snake. This is the worst thing that i have ever had to go thru. I will start my synthroid tomorrow. Somebody please give me some support! I am desperate!
How long are you having to stay in isolation? I just got out today. I was only required to stay for 72 hours. Then be safe/smart for the next few days until my WBS.
STAY POSITIVE!!! I thought of this time as "time out for mom". I read magazines that I hadn't had time to read. Watched talk shows I'm never home for. Played on the internet. And friends and family called so much, I almost wanted to ask them to stop. I missed yesterday totally by staying on the phone all afternoon! LOL. Just don't think of it as you HAVE TO BE THERE. Think of it as you deserve this ME time. Relax and don't think of why you're there. Just enjoy being there and the time will pass quickly.
As a very dear friend of mine once told me: "A woman is like a tea bag. You never know how strong she is until she is put in hot water! " Be Strong..this too will pass and you will make it through just fine!
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