Cancer Struck Two of Our Young Family Members
Supporting My Family
Shared Life Experiences
Skylar’s surgery was successful. The tumor was the lowest grade and incapsulated. Fortunately, she will live a long life because of her hernia surgeon who spotted the lump in her neck. We nicknamed her doctor Skylar’s Fairy Angel.
When I left a week later to fly back to my ultimate concierge and pooch, I reflected on our last moments together. I feel our bond is even stronger because we’ve experienced similar emotions. I am a safety net Skylar can now lean on who understands how it feels to be a cancer survivor. We share a life experience.
When I kissed her goodbye, I left her with these words:
I know you take very good care of your car. You change the oil, rotate the tires, keep it clean and check the battery so it runs smoothly. That is what you must now do with your body. If your surgeon tells you to come back in three months, make your appointment for your next visit to his office before you leave. Never miss an appointment. Never cancel an appointment for a later date. Be proactive about your health.
I ended my little sermon telling her that because I maintained a positive mindset and proactively attended each of my doctor’s appointments, I saved my life from cancer more than once.
Hugs and Conflicting Pain
We hugged again. We told each other how much we loved one another. I neither wanted to leave my family nor their home.