Saturday, 23 November 2013

Knowing you are dying

Tuesday night I watched "Knowing you are dying" on  #insightSBS - very confronting and overwhelming . Love Your Sister
Connie was so inspiring - I saw it in my Facebook feed at 8.21pm - the show started at 8.30pm.I would not have known otherwise.

She's part of an episode which brings together people who
have been told how long they have left to live. Joining them are
oncologists and palliative care specialists who explain the tricky art
of determining a prognosis and telling patients.

Read her transcript and see the taped segment. 
As Connie said -remember "women: be breast aware, don’t fall into the booby trap, and men; save a life, grope your wife"

She even said it with a straight face. I wonder if Sam dared her.

It is so important to talk about these things with your family. The worst pain I can imagine is the thought of leaving my children. It really scares me "squeezing my heart and soul ".

We all agree Cancer sucks but it's important we don't let cancer become our focus, we owe it to ourself to enjoy our life as much as we possibly can.

That being said ...I want to make a difference - I run to increase breast awareness in younger women and to raise money for breast cancer research.

"I run because it's so symbolic of life. You have to drive yourself to overcome the obstacles. You might feel that you can't. But then you find your inner strength, and realise you're capable of so much more than you thought." – Arthur Blank
I also joined in dragon boating another great sporting organisation that brings breast cancer awareness to the community with Dragons Abreast.

As a community we can prevent women (&men) from having to say goodbye to their family, before time.

My cousin died of ovarian cancer 10 years ago @40yrs old (secondary bowel cancer) and left 4 sons and 2 daughters - motherless. Vulnerable little girls 9 & 4 - it's been so heartbreaking seeing them growing up in very dysfunctional environments.