Well, here's yet another silver lining to this whole cancer thing.
I got to know some amazing people through this blog - random strangers I met by accident because we are all fighting this life threatening disease.
Through the last 9 months they have shared their stories with me, their lives, pictures, and their fears. And I did the same with them. We have gotten to know each other intimately.
In the middle of the night if I couldn't sleep, I could send off a quick email to my 'cancer buddy' and know that when I woke the next morning, there would be an understanding reply. When I was unsure of treatment side effects, I could rely on the experience of my new found friends to guide me through it.
Just last week, my friend at Darn Good Lemonade finished her treatment!!! Yeay Mandi! So excited for you - and in her post she mentioned she got a 'diploma' from her cancer facility for 'successfully completing the treatment.'
I was overjoyed for her.
Then I sent her a whiny email about how 'my cancer facility didn't give me a diploma'. She must have felt bad for my sob story, because not even a week later this awesome package arrived in the mail.
Brad thought I ordered something online, but NOPE, it was a care package from my friend.
She ordered this for me and then went to the trouble of UPS-ing it!!!
In case you can't read the engraving, it says:
"Michelle (my last name) you are a cancer fighting ninja"
I know you're jealous. I think it's the most thoughtful and funny gift ever.
Now, I need to find a special podium for my trophy.