Topic: Lauren's precious nurse.
Lauren has a nurse that hooks her up to her 48 hour pump that she wears home. She works for HomeMed, a company that works with the U of M Hospitals. Anyway, she had been given a beautiful book by the hospital that had selections from an art competition and exhibition about cancer. This book has 288 pages of paintings, drawings, and photos by cancer patients and a few are on display in the Cancer Center at Uof M. She chose to give this book to Lauren. She said she was waiting to find just the right person to give it to, and it was Lauren. So sweet. There was a particular passage I wanted to share with all of you. It had a picture with it also.
Mixed media by a Person Diagnosed with Cancer from Pennsylvania
I once put an important document through the shredder. I immediately retrieved it and put it back together. A document that has been shredded and pieced together may appear whole, but look closely and you can see the gaps and the misalignment.
This is how I feel about my cancer. I may appear whole, but look closely and you will see the gaps of fear and the misalignment of my life.
I, and many others, have already been put through the shredder and will continue to exist pieced together as a whole. My hope is for others to never be put through the shredder and for us to find a cure for cancer.
I loved the way this person said how cancer made them feel. If I find another passage that really speaks to me, I will share it with you. Take care.
My comments, suggestions, and opinions are based on my experience as a caretaker for my daughter, Lauren and from reading anything I can get my hands on about Cholangiocarcinoma. Please consult a physician for professional guidance.