Susan WonderStone's Blog

November 21, 2007, 5:52 am
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I met a nice lady at Costco the other night.  I told her I was going to pay for my “graphic” pictures and just expect them to get printed.  I explained that I was going to a new doctor, who wanted pictures of the cancer I’ve been dealing with.  God moment – she has a spot on her breast she’s concerned about and has an appointment to get it checked.  She asked what breast cancer looked like.  I’ve seen lots of different types, but not being a doctor, didn’t share all that with her.  I did show her my pictures, so I hope she went away feeling less afraid of it than before we talked.  Her “spot” looked nothing like the pictures I showed her.  I know that my experiences are not just for me.  Yes, I talk a lot, but a little ironic that the lady I share with is dealing with it right now?  Like I said – a God moment!  Oh – and the pictures, too gross to post!



Here we go again.
November 21, 2007, 5:38 am
Filed under: health, Uncategorized

Ever wonder how stress affects your health?  We all know it does.  We are all affected by stress in different ways.    Stress is defined by everyone differently.  Last week I told a friend about a story I had heard about on the news.  It was sad, but I didn’t really think much of it.  This morning, she told me she didn’t sleep for 2 nights after I told her about it.  To me, it wasn’t stressful, it was just about a choice someone had made – a pretty bad one by my standards, but still just a choice.  For the last four months, I’ve been recovering from breaking my back, ripping lots of muscles, surgery with screws and rods, and a dvt.  The good news, was that the cancer hadn’t shown up on the CT scan.  I had no evidence of any cancer inside or out.  The first time in almost 4 years that I didn’t have any visible signs.  A few weeks ago, I got a letter from a collection agency who’s putting on more pressure trying to squeeze money out of me.  The company I owed, wrote off the debt 3 years ago, so I didn’t think this would continue like this.  Aside from that, the doctor only gave me a few months to live back in August 2004.  Now maybe it’s just my way of thinking, but when you know you’re dying and don’t have  enough money to cover basic needs, credit card payments seem to fall to the bottom of the list.  So what’s my point?   The cancer’s back.  For me, the financial stress sends me over the edge.  I don’t know how it will get resolved, but know that it will.  I guess this is part of my lesson to learn, then teach when I finally get it!!   Hopefully I’ll figure it out before it kills me! 

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