Slaying the dragon....
Wednesday, November 2, 2011
We often see children playing either video games or in a pretend situation, imagining dragons and being often being victorious over the giant, fictitious creatures...
Trina's dragon ISN'T fictitious... It's a real demon, living inside her, that she battles every day. The "Purple Dragon" she's named her cancer... a rare thing, as are dragons.... Leiomyosacroma, a soft tissue sarcoma.
Originally diagnosed in August of 2010, she underwent surgery to remove her uterus and underwent 6 long months of chemotherapy, thinking all of this would be behind her. BUT, no, the dragon reared it's ugly head and again in July of 2011, not even a year later another tumor was discovered in and around her bladder. Doctors tried to remove it all, but in the end, were forced to leave two tumors behind, tucked in her intestines. Again, she's undergoing chemo, and I'm sure wondering all the time, when and where will the next tumor appear?
She's literally and figuratively slaying this dragon with surgery, chemo and positive thoughts! She's learned alot about herself and would like to share the most important things with us.
1. Learn when to say 'yes' and when to say 'no.'
2. Not to push herself
3. How friends and family WILL rally to help.... if you ask for help.
4. Ask for help.
5. Enjoy the little things.
6. 'FACE IT".... and she is, with determination, courage, knowledge, confidence and a really giant sword!
"Get as much information as you can and trust your instincts!", Trina K. age 53
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