Topic: Freaky coincidence
So an odd thing happened this evening. A little background...I work fulltime as a computer programmer/software engineer but I have been going to graduate school in the evening. I started a graduate program in Mental Health Counseling with an eye toward counseling people with life threatening and terminal illness. I did this after having had breast cancer and thyroid cancer and before I was diagnosed with CC. I had to drop out of school once I was diagnosed with CC since I had surgery and chemo and really couldn't handle work, school, illness and treatment. I just started back at school this semester and am in a class with 15 other individuals, mostly in their early 20s.
So here is the freaky part...tonight at class (this is 10 weeks into the semester) one of my classmates sat next to me while waiting for the class door to be unlocked. I looked over and saw she was wearing a "cause" bracelet...I looked closer and saw a tree with green leaves...then I said " what is your bracelet for?" and reached over and turned it around and it was a cholangiocarcinoma bracelet!! He uncle was diagnosed with t in December of last year and died 4 weeks later!! I said "that's the cancer I had" and she said "you are still alive!!"
What are the chances that I would meet up with someone else who had someone close to them who had CC and in a 16 person class in college at age 57??
She was very excited that I was still living and said she needed to call her aunt and tell her.
I feel so honored and grateful to represent hope for chlangiocarcinoma!!
So the bracelets are out there, bring awareness and comfort to many people.
I am buying a lottery ticket tomorrow
My comments, suggestions, and opinions are based only on my personal experience as a cancer survivor. Please consult a physician for professional guidance.