RunnerZ Member Posts: 185
edited March 2014 in Colorectal Cancer #1
Now that I got your attention....I was in the ER yesterday, with my 14 year old daughter (yes she is a runner too, like her mom and dad) who ran her leg of the 2 mile relay in a personal best, then stumbled while handing off the baton, fell hard to the ground and broke her collarbone. I had to get her to the hospital, 7 year old in tow, wife across town with my 10 year a couple criminals who are out of jail and were awaiting treatment as well...and take care of my princess, who was brave as brave could be, but in pain. As I sat in the hospital it struck me how lucky I was that I had defeated cancer for the past 7 plus years and was in a hospital to help my daughter, who was only 6 when I was diagnosed with stage 3 rectal cancer. For you new survivors, a lesson: Never give up. There are too many people here that need us. It was a nice way to look at what otherwise cold have been a bad day. My daughter will be fine...she has her father with her. Must run now and deliver lunch and flowers at home. Live Strong Survivors!


  • KathiM
    KathiM Member Posts: 8,028 Member
    Yea Runner! I feel EXACTLY the same way...
    I live each day as a I fought DEARLY for!
    Get some flowers for you, too!
    Hugs, Kathi
  • kerry
    kerry Member Posts: 1,313 Member

    You are so right. The will to fight, stay strong, live strong and beat this disease for all our loved ones is so vital to us all. When I look at my sweet daughters, who have grown, but still need their mama a while longer I build up my will to beat this disease.

    Congratulations to you for your brave and successful fight. Hug those sweet children everyday.

  • JADot
    JADot Member Posts: 709 Member
    Hi RunnerZ:

    What a great uplifting message! I guess your daughter got your never-give-up gene too.

  • suzannchili
    suzannchili Member Posts: 134 Member
    Great reminder. Thank you!
  • Betsydoglover
    Betsydoglover Member Posts: 1,248 Member
    Hi Runner -

    Thanks for sharing. My kids are 21 and 24 and they think they are all grown up, but I know better and know they still need me around and wanting to be around for them is great motivator!