‘I’m waiting for the other shoe to drop.”  That’s what my friend said to me through her grief.  She’d lost a loved one she felt her entire world was spiraling out of control.  She had determined that since she’s experienced this terrible loss, everything else would follow.  Her life would be like a line of dominoes.

Is this some of the poison cancer leaves behind for us to deal with?  Have we been so damaged by the power of the disease that we begin to think that a death is just the tip of the iceberg, just the beginning? 

In my experience, I didn’t think it could get any worse, but clearly she didn’t share that opinion. 

Do we get so conditioned by living with cancer that our world is forever skewed, never to return to what we once called normal?

Carlos Santana sings a great song “Wishing It Was.”  There’s a line in the song that makes me think he’s been to cancer world….”Pain never makes me cry, but happiness does.”

Haven’t we all been there?

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