I attended a family function at a hotel in the NC mountains this past weekend. As I entered the hotel there was a very nice sitting area next to the lobby complete with a fireplace, chairs, tables, etc. I noticed one of my sisters sitting in very cushy chair talking to another much older lady I didn't recognize so I headed over in their direction. As I got closer I was shocked to see that the other older lady was none other than my oldest sister who is only 4 years older than me...........
She was diagnosed with cancer a couple months ago and is undergoing chemo. I had just seen her at Easter after her first treatment. Since then she has undergone 3 more treatments and will now start a round of radiation followed by 4 more rounds of chemo.
I was dumbstruck at how different she looked in just a matter of weeks.........I can only imagine what she much be going through. My deepest respect is for any of you that have cancer or have relatives or close friends that are dealing with this horrible disease.
Another reason I ride-not only because I can but hopefully it will keep this old body strong enough to ward off such such horrible diseases..........as wishful thinking as it is.