Annoyances

Cancer can really get in the way of life, and it’s frustrating me. Cancer kept me from visiting my son and his wife in October. Over the holidays, with my sons visiting for Christmas, I have found myself missing family┬átime and late night discussions, because I had to go to bed early so I could get up early for radiation treatments. I couldn’t even take my older son to the airport or spend time with him on his last morning here, because I had to leave early in the morning for treatment and wouldn’t be home until he had left for the airport.

My husband tells people how I never complain about treatment. Well, even the greatest optomist–and I don’t claim that title–can get discouraged at times. When cancer gets in the way of the short and precious time I have to spend with my kids, I can get very annoyed. Cancer can be a real pain in the rear!

And so, on my son’s last night here, I stayed up until midnight playing board games with my family. We had a wonderful time, laughing and talking. Yes, I did have to get up at 6:00 am, and yes, I was tired the next day, but I didn’t care. As someone I know once said, I may have cancer, but cancer doesn’t have me.

About susanmaas

I grew up in the green state of Oregon, coming to love the birds, flowers, and other wild things of the woods. Our family homeschooled for sixteen years, spending wonderful vacations at the beach or camping in the western United States and British Columbia. For most of my adult life, I have been a part-time writer, creating personal experience stories, homeschooling articles, devotionals, Sunday school curriculum, and children's stories and books. I enjoy looking for signs of the eternal in nature and the small, everything events in our lives.
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