Wednesday, January 29, 2014
I wrote about the first one last week, but going to repeat it.
Shocked me to find out that a male friend whom I hadn’t seen in a few weeks and is the very picture of health, worked his last day on Friday due to diagnosis of throat cancer. Turns out he’s always had bad acid reflux which can lead to all sorts of problems. The difficult part is that his mom was recently diagnosed with stage 4 cancer of some type. He’s in his 40’s and she’s in early 60’s.
Then, I was in Target the other day and the manager was at the register ringing my stuff up. I asked about a lady I’d known there when she was a cashier and really connected with in my travels at the store. I don’t shop there often, but we had such nice conversations and great rapport. Again, this lady was the picture of health and nice as could be. Well, turns out she’s had chemo this past year for stage 3 breast cancer and was doing great from the treatment. But now is suffering with shingles. Yikes. She's out of work on disability. Miss her.
Finally, for the good news (not), is a male friend who lives in Los Angeles and was hit by a car when he went for a walk on his birthday and was left lying in the street. As he hollered for help, the female driver yelled out her window “F- you” and backed over him again purposely. She drove away and hasn’t been found. So, he was taken to the hospital for treatment of several injuries. As a result, contracted the MRSA virus which is often deadly. Doc said he was a couple of days away from having to amputate his leg. He has also been battling cancer for 3 years now, on top of everything else.
Am I thankful daily for good health? Yes, indeed! This past two pneumonias in 12 months resulted from a worn down immune system as a result of stress vulnerability. Prior to that, very healthy. And I am so thankful.
Wishing all a good day.