What a day, what a day

Actually, the suckiness of my day started last night. I was killing time waiting for the kids to finish their bed snacks by checking on Facebook. I came across the status of my friend, J...

has heard disheartening news about my friend with cancer. It has grown and this last round of chemo had more bad side effects. Marie, her two sweet girls, a loving husband and many, many friends are all dealing with the thoughts of what is to come
...in the next year. Sometimes it's hard to enjoy a moment when you can see the big picture - but that's WHY we have to enjoy the moment.

It took everything I had to not break down into tears. You see, my daughter does not know that she is sick. GG is good friends with her youngest daughter and I just don't know how to break it to her. This is just not the news I wanted to hear. It makes me so sad.

And it really pisses me off, too! I don't understand why bad things have to happen to good people. I know that she will keep fighting for her life and for her girls, but have you seen the statistics for Pancreatic cancer? They're not good! Not good at all.

And then today I had to run to the grocery store and again, I get all pissed off. Everywhere I turn, there's a pink lid, a pink box, a pink bag, and on and on. I am so sick of seeing pink! Where's the effin purple?!? There needs to be more attention put on this cancer to raise awareness, help find a cure, and make the road to being cured more affordable. See, that's one of the problems - there is an experimental treatment, but it's not cheap.

Before I go any further, please let me explain this pink thing. I understand that breast cancer is a bad thing. As a woman I am happy to see that there is so much being done for women battling breast cancer and the survival rate seems to be going up. I am by no means saying this pink campaign is a bad thing, because it's not, but that is not what my friend Marie is battling. And I am pissed that I cannot do much to make her better. Yes there was a fundraiser at the school where the kids raised $2,000 for her and her family through Penny Wars and there is a bake sale next month. While those are awesome things, they cannot cure her. This whole thing just frustrates me to no end!

This afternoon I took Little Dude to his story time. It's good for him because he's learning and it gave me a break from the crap that's going on. The library is next to the fire hall and about 15 minutes into story time I hear at least 3 firetrucks racing to a fire. When I get to the PTA meeting later I come to find out that the fire was at the house of a family from my daughter's school. Later on tonight I find out I am friends with this woman who's house was on fire. Thank goodness the fire was only in one room of her house and hopefully it did not cause too much damage. But seriously, can this bad crap just stop?!?

Ok, enough rambling vents. And if you have made it to the end of this, I thank you! Before I go stuff my face with Oreos and milk, cuz junk food always makes one feel better, right? I will leave you with a happy story.....

While some of the PTA members were at the bank depositing the money from the Penny Wars, a woman in front of them in line asked what are Penny Wars. And I'm sure you're asking the same thing by now. Each classroom has a bucket. The kids bring in pennies and on 2 days during the week long war they are allowed to bring in silver coins and bills. The silver coins and bills subtract from your penny total. For example, you have 50 pennies and someone puts a dime in your bucket. You now have 40 cents. Anywho, this woman goes to the teller and cashes her $18 check. She then turns around to the PTA women who are complete strangers to her, and gives them $10 to go towards the family receiving the money.

Proof that there are wonderful people in this world!

Until next time.....

Pancreatic cancer

6 comments:

Shell said...

Sounds like a sad and stressful day.

I've actually seen several articles lately about the "overabundance" of pink stuff for breast cancer awareness.

Tater Tot Mom said...

Sorry that you had a sucky day! :(

I know what you mean about all the pink. You'd think that was the only disease women ever get. In reality there are many more out there that kill more than breast cancer (like heart disease) that are hardly ever mentioned (the red dress campaign doesn't get half the press as the pink ribbon). It really makes you wonder...

Tabitha@ichoosebliss said...

Hi There! Thank you for visiting me yesterday to celebrate my SITS Day! U are deeply appreciated!

I'm truly sorry to hear about your friend. She will be in my prayers.

Poolside with the Girls said...

What a bummer of a day.

That's a great story about the pennies. I love hearing stuff like that.

It can ONLY get better right?

Trac~ said...

Aww.. I'm sorry to hear about your friend - I hope she continues to fight and they find a cure soon. (((((Big Hugs)))))

Devin said...

I am so sorry to hear about your stressful day- and your friend's diagnosis with pancreatic cancer. It sounds like you have tried a pennies fundraiser, but another website that would be beneficial for you is www.humantribeproject.com. It's basically like a blog that gets sent out to members of the group. Group members can leave inspiring words of support in the guestbook, and can also financially raise money for the person in need by purchasing necklaces. I highly recommend trying it!