Friday, February 26, 2010
Light of Day
One of my friends (chemobabe) likened treatment to a pit, a giant chasm, that is difficult to traverse, that when you are in it, it is hard to see the light of day.That is a great analogy. When you are going through chemo or surgery or radiation it is hard, and it is hard to even see the light of day. It seems like it is a tiny spec of light in a giant dark pit. When you are surrounded by the darkness it is hard to even imagine you will see that light, that you will ever be done, let alone get close to it, but day by day you get closer and closer, maybe an inch here or there every day.
Many of my new friends on Facebook are just starting, and they are hoping to see the light of day. I have to tell you this. When you are in the chasm it seems like you will never get out.
I know that feeling.
That was 2 years ago. Now I can barely remember what it was like. Only when I read other survivors comments does it take me back to those moments. I am glad it is a fading distant memory.
Leaving you with lyrics from Bruce Springsteen's "Light of Day"
Well I'm a little down under, but I'm feeling O.K.
I got a little lost along the way
Just around the corner to the light of day.
Mel is the producer/co~host of The Vic McCarty Show. Listen live Monday~Friday 10-noon eastern standard time on wmktthetalkstation.com
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