Do you ever have days that you just want to give into breast cancer? By this, I don’t mean to give in completely, I mean for more than a few moments in the day. What would it be like to give into the fatigue, the emotions and the unending positive vigil? No explanations. No excuses. For me, this would be like putting my head under a pillow, but that doesn’t sound so bad! I think of it; curling under a blanket and as my head hits my oh-so-very soft pillow, I experience the ultimate release. Comfort. Surrender. Peace. These thoughts may be a result of this damp, dark and dreary day. Or perhaps it’s because I’ve been sitting at my computer for the last ten hours. OR-maybe there is no reason, I just need a timeout. Maybe you do too?
Linda Carey is the co-creator of The Tutu Project and President of the Carey Foundation. She has been living with Metastatic Breast Cancer for fifteen years and is an advocate for the breast cancer community.