Tag Archives: cancer

one confession

22 Jun

I am a terrible person.

I’m not just saying that.

When I was a teenager I was abused.

I have spent many a night praying for that person to die. I begged for it.

He now has cancer.

Sick thing? I know I will miss him when he goes. I will miss him very very much.

This one is for you…

15 Oct

Do one thing everyday that scares you…

Today I did something scary.

I signed up for a 200K bike ride from Toronto to Niagara Falls in the Ride to Conquer Cancer.

Though it is early in my career as a nurse, I cannot tell you how many lives I have already seen touched by this awful disease. I’ve cared for so many cancer patients (some palliative, some not) that I’ve lost count, I’ve medicated their pain, changed their colostomies, handed them emesis basins after chemo treatments and provided care to their families.

The day I received an invitation to sign up for this race, I watched a man tell his 80 yr. old wife that their only child had bone cancer.

8 months ago I lost a grandmother to cancer.

I cannot imagine how terrifying it must be to fight this disease. I do know it’s much harder and scarier than a 200K bike race.

If you are interested in making a donation, you can do so through this website.

Every dollar counts!