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As a family member I am often angered and frustrated at the harshness of this disease but after 8 years you forget about 'shouldn't of been' and just live in 'what is'

It is difficult to sit 'helpless' as your loved one endures treatments. The hardest for me has been the new 'normal' and watching mom have to give up some of those things she used to love.....

Still, I sit here tonight after visiting my mamma's today and am in absolute AWE and WONDER. And ashamed at the perceived pain or inconvenience of any illness I have had has put me thru :oops:

How the heck does she keep doing this???

Day after day, year after year...she is always smiling...what kind of Herculean strength does this women have??? What kind of cancer is it that crawls like a snail, that refuses to leave altogether but has not grown in a year???

All I can say is wow, my mamma is a super-hero!

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These Lyrics akways make me cry and think about how TOUGH our loved ones are some times. Thanks Craig For singing this song!!!

Tough

Monty Criswell/Joe Leathers

She’s in the kitchen at the crack of dawn

Bacon’s on, coffee’s strong

Kids running wild, taking off their clothes

If she’s a nervous wreck, well it never shows

Takes one to football and one to dance

Hits the Y for aerobics class

Drops by the bank, stops at the store

Has on a smile when I walk through the door

The last to go to bed, she’ll be the first one up

And I thought I was tough

Chorus

She’s strong, pushes on, can’t slow her down

She can take anything life dishes out

There was a time

Back before she was mine

When I thought I was tough

We sat there five years ago

The doctors let us know, the test showed

She’d have to fight to live, I broke down and cried

She held me and said it’s gonna be alright

She wore that wig to church

Pink ribbon pinned there on her shirt

No room for fear, full of faith

Hands held high singing Amazing Grace

Never once complained, refusing to give up

And I thought I was tough

Chorus

She’s strong, pushes on, can’t slow her down

She can take anything life dishes out

There was a time

Back before she was mine

When I thought I was tough

She’s a gentle word, the sweetest kiss

A velvet touch against my skin

I’ve seen her cry, I’ve seen her break

But in my eyes, she’ll always be strong

There was a time

Back before she was mine

When I thought I was tough

[Thanks to jleathe1@midsouth.rr.com for lyrics]

[Thanks to Shelley, Liz for corrections]

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Your mama is a superhero!!

I've learned after all these years of talking to and supporting cancer patients that they ARE heros...heros of their own lives and heros to their families as they step up and go head to head in this tough fight. They are in the fight for their lives...what is so amazing to me and what I love...are those who don't forget to "live" while they are fighting...

They are my heros too.

(((survivors)))

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