This morning our household received an Emergency Warning on our cell phones stating Portlanders are encouraged to stay home to avoid snow and ice. Snow and ice are not things we are used to here in the city. I’m less used to being cooped up at home. I don’t go and do things every day but I dislike the feeling of being trapped.
This morning after putting several ingredients in the slow cooker which will turn into a wonderful zippy chili in 9 hours, I pulled out my laptop and began perusing the internet. Mind you, I’m already cranky.
A consistent thing I was reading made me irked. It could be because I’m in a bit of a cancer-world-limbo. I’m reading tails of cancer survivors who are attributing their NEDness or Cure to being tough, strong, a fighter to the end, etc. Seriously? I think it’s a load of crap. Yup, crap!
People who are strong, fighters, warriors, willing to do what ever it takes, etc. are that way if they have cancer, had cancer, or will never have cancer. Plenty of strong fighters are killed by cancer everyday.