A TWIST OF FATE


Yesterday after my home care appointment I walked into the waiting area. My ex-best friend was sitting with her children waiting for her appointment.

I was surprised to see her. Yet happy. I had been wondering how she was doing.

Awhile ago she had been diagnosed with cancer.

Now She was sitting in her chair with a box of blood thinners. She appeared a lot healthier. I noticed just like me, her body had lost a lot of weight. I had assumed before I had learned of her cancer, she hadn’t lost her baby fat or was pregnant 😟

I greeted her. She looked up so surprised to see me there. We started to chat.

I asked her why the home care was injecting her Fragmin in her belly and not into her thigh. “It says to. My belly is so bruised right now.”

I laughed. “I know! My belly was so yellow from the bruising. I was so happy I could start using my thigh. You should see if they could put it in your thigh!”

She shook her head. “I have a varicose vein in my leg, remember?”

I nodded remembering.

Then she frowned “how come you are here? How come you know about blood thinners?”

I smiled “because I have cancer too”

She stared at me in shock. “What?”

“Ovarian”

“Cervix. I just came home on February 26 for my 6 week recovery.” She murmured. “I was bleeding a lot in November. They removed my uterus. And still couldn’t find where the bleeding was coming from. They found a mass attached to blood vessels of my kidney”

I was saddened as she went on with her story. “I had chemo and radiation in January. But Becky you have cancer too!”

I nodded. “Yes they took out my ovary my uterus and the mass. I still have to have chemo and radiation tho.”

She had to leave for her appointment so I wished her luck.

We used to be best friends. We both have cancer. It’s quite a twist of Fate.

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