Cancer Closet #2

by Helaine Hepworth

I stepped out of the cancer closet hoping if I exposed it to the daylight it wouldn’t be so frightening. And the results were surprising. I got so many pledges of support and help it was overwhelming .

“Anything you want, Anything you need. We are right here” In the outside world those words are often said and often without meaning. Just a social protocol but not necessarily followed through. But this is Timber Valley and I do believe them. I have complete faith that if I or any of our members asked for help it would be given. Does that mean I will ask for help. I don’t know. I am stubborn, determined to do for myself and find asking for help hard to do. But you have helped already. From every message I received I took a chunk of courage and strength and added it to my dwindling supply. Learning there are more cancer patients in the park eliminates that lonely feeling. Maybe when the world is not spinning so fast we can form a cancer support group. For now, I know I am in the best place for me, and I love you all.

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5 Responses to Cancer Closet #2

  1. Anonymous says:

    YES I believe we ae in the greatest and safest place If you need me for anything just call Prays a d love

  2. Sue & Skip says:

    We love you too! I know if you need me/us you will “holler” across the fence line.
    Billy Graham once said “Worry does not empty tomorrow of it’s sorrow. It empties today of it’s strength.”
    Sue & Skip

  3. Fred says:

    Helaine we are all here for you. The one thing that you can count on is that skips will help each other. I understand how difficult it is to ask for help, but know that it is there. I am not that far away so count me in for anything.

  4. Gwen says:

    I’m up for the cancer support group here, Helaine.

    Take care sweet lady. You can do this.

    A story I read while doing my own cancer thing said, “Cancer is the little c. Christ is the big C. Talk about perspective.

  5. Rick De Young says:

    As usual, Helaine, you’ve come through with positive words, thoughts and example. We are here to help you, to the extent we can, so please do not hesitate to ask. And, thank you for helping us all communicate our affection and concern for each other.

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