Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Pray For Her

I was shocked and depressed when I was told by a friend of mine that another friend in our group is confirmed having breast cancer, stage 2. So a lunch has been organized last weekend just to get together again for some updates, main purpose was to raise our concern to our friend who will be undergoing operation to remove the cancer cell next week. In another words, one of her breast will be removed.

We were sad to hear her story on how she discovered her illness and besides giving her little advice; we also expressed our full support to her. To my surprise, she doesn’t looks depressed. In fact she is brave, accepted the fact what the God has arranged for her, optimistic (as she is still planning oversea trip when recover) and get her self prepared (look around for wig hair….she told us for those made by real hair cost more than RM1k). Perhaps her strong spirit is to believe appeared due to her supportive hubby.

Operation is just a process to remove the cancer cell, following up after that is chemotherapy which to most of them the toughest treatment for the cancer patient. No appetite, vomit, weak, drowsy, lost hair, etc. I pray for her to lessen her pain.

Until now she is still worrying her work as nobody could back her up during her medical leave. Ya…. she is “one leg kick” kind of employee to her company. I raised a little of my voice when I knew about her concern. The most important things for her to do now are to rest, rest and rest. Her worried will not help her to get rid of the bad cell and somehow may make things worst. This is what the company has given her after so many years of service (stressful working environment) despite no increment for past 4 years.

As a mother, her greatest concern is her only son. She is the tutor, mentor, inspector and reminder for her 10 years old son especially guiding him for school work. Her son is depending too much on her. We told her to let go the responsibility and it’s time for her son to be independent.

Women oh women, why we have so much of worries but none of it is for our health?

7 comments:

reanaclaire said...

sorry to hear about yr fren.. actually my fren is also stage 2.. younger than me too..and she had removed the lump but not the breast.. she undergoes radiotherapy now and chemo later..she is also very positive..
yes, so many people has cancer now.. it is the most dreaded disease..lets pray for those who are stricken..

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smallkucing said...

sorry to hear that. Yes the fearsome big C.

Alice Law said...

God bless your friend, she is such a strong lady! I couldn't agree more, worries worsen the situation and illness... it's time to let go!

All the best to your friend and wish she has a successful surgery!:)

Jay said...

i do came accross some cancer info which using food to cure/ control the cancer cell. Will forward to u separately to your gmail add. let me know if u didn't receive any.

Mummy to QiQi said...

tats so scary hor....the thought of suffering, dying with no one looking after the kids and such :( hope yur friend get well soon.

UmmiRosma said...

I will pray for her wellness...

BoeyJoey said...

I think it's only natural for a mother to worry about her kids. But worrying over who will take over her responsibilities at work is simply not worth it.

I have an ex-colleague who was diagnosed with nose cancer, stage 3. That was about 4 years ago, with a young wife and a 2 year old daughter. Now he has recovered and blessed with another baby daughter, who will be 1 this year. So miracles do happen :-). Ask your friend to be strong.