Tuesday, July 12, 2011

I'm Lucky ...

Sometimes even I need a reminder ...

I'm lucky I was diagnosed with breast cancer. A cancer in which a lot is known and the doctors are well aware of how to treat it.

I'm lucky I have insurance. I can't imagine how we'd pay the bills otherwise. No. Actually I can imagine. We'd be paying them for the next many many years.

I'm lucky we had (albeit not large) savings. Because even with insurance, there are portions we have to pay. And they add up quickly.

I'm lucky because of all the help we've had. Since Mid-May we've been getting 3-4 meals a week. How blessed we are. It's been a huge help. And we're so appreciative of it.

I'm lucky because of all the support we've had. I'm pretty sure there are hundreds of people out there praying/sending good thoughts/thinking of me. Many of whom I've never met.

I'm lucky because I'm in the hands of some amazing doctors. I've heard from other medical profesionals how wonderful my doctors are. I'd like to say it's because I researched it and picked only the best, but the truth is it's only by chance I landed with the doctors I've landed with.

I'm lucky I have family and friends close close. Especially my mom. She has been an amazing god send to us during this time. She's here almost on a daily basis. Drives me to my appointments and helps with the kids without complaint. That's just one example. All of our family and friends have been amazing.

I'm lucky because of all the on-line support I've been given. many of you whom I've never met in real life, and yet, there you are thinking of me. Sending me well-wishes and supporting me. I'm blown away by it all.

I'm lucky because I have am amazing, supportive husband. I've heard some stories. And wow. Some men are absolute jerks. But my husband is not one of them. And I thank God for this man every day.


  1. And we are lucky..

    You are opening yourself up in ways many people would never think to do, or want to do, and it makes us all realize the world is not that big a place and we are all here to lift each other up, no matter what way we can..

    And for that we are very lucky..

  2. i am one of those people you've never met but i think about and pray for you and your family several times a day!

  3. Anonymous8:26 AM

    Brandie - I'm also one of those people you've never met, but I am thinking about you and your family, rooting for you, and really inspired by you. Opening up yourself up to us is really a gift, and we want to return that by our love & support. May today be a great day for you, and every day better! xo Chris, San Diego

  4. Anonymous8:36 AM

    You always had a way to look on the brightside of things, and you're true on all of these.

    From the moment I met you I knew you were a strong fighter and that trait will help you on this journey.

    Everynight I pray for this to be over, and I know it will be soon. Keep it strong girl, you are loved.


  5. Those of us who know you - have met you - and have been touched by you feel lucky to be in the place we are - near enough to be able to tell you we care.

  6. Anonymous11:03 AM

    This is a beautiful post.

  7. I feel so lucky knowing you. This is really a beautiful post. xo

  8. Your mom and husband are amazing people, just like you are. I think of you often...


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