KatieB Posted November 11, 2004 Share Posted November 11, 2004 Sometimes you just have to stop. Take some time for yourself and just be you...without a cause or a fight, an illness or a disease...just be you. Ask for a hall pass...do normal things... Someone PM'd me about this the other day. About how they wanted to not be So-in-So who has cancer...but they want to just BE....for once since this all started...a person..simple as that...to recapture alittle bit of the normal they once knew. Be a living being instead of a being living with cancer. I bring this up because something just happened to me today that reminded me of that special PM I received. I hadn't seen this lady in a while....in fact, about a year- when my dad died. And she commented on the fact that my hair had grown so quickly. (Some of you guys remember I donated 11-12 inches of my hair--it used to be SO LONG- to locks for love.) Well, it's grown past my shoulders again and is considered "long-enough" to cut again......so she asks me when I'm cutting my hair again. I tell her I'm not. She says...but aren't you all "into" that lung cancer thing and helping folks? Like I can't be serious about support and advocacy if I have hair? Huh? It's weird the perceptions people have about you. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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