Thursday, April 19, 2007

A Poem For John and Our Wedding Anniversary

I was flicking through my Breast Cancer quote book called A Pocketful Of Sequins yesterday when I saw this poem. I connected with it immediately

Written by Maria Leopoldo, 51, 2006

the doctor gave me the news,
there must be some mistake,
breast cancer? surely not me?

'hold on tight' you said,
'and we'll travel this path together'

you fed me chilled watermelon
piece by piece, morsel by morsel,
to cool my body from the chemo heat.

the medication made me fat,
I lost all my hair,
but you touched my face,
and told me I am the most
beautiful woman you've ever met.

You never really liked tattoos.
but the six dots on my chest
guide the radiation
that healed my body.

'wear them like medals' you said.
scarred forever, but not wounded.
we held on tight and travelled the path.
each day now we celebrate the life
of one more cancer survivor.

Oh these words hit me. They are
almost how and what I felt (J never fed me chilled watermelon. in fact he always had a meal to heat up on coming home from work due to my prior cooking/freezing frenzy before chemo. In fact no one actually looked after me during my chemo days. I laid on the couch or in bed and wished the hours away until I felt better). I even managed to take the kids to the bus stop most days (sometimes I wonder how i did it when I felt so sick). I feel so proud though that I got through it during the day on my own.

Tomorrow, Jason and I celebrate eleven years of marriage. I am planning on cooking up a storm as usual. Thinking a few Indian meals, Bombay Curry, Prawn Curry, Rice and not sure what else. A nice bottle of wine to go with it. Going to torture my guy by making him re watch our wedding video and look through our album. It's pretty much the only time of year we do it. Arrhh and he hates it lol

11 comments:

rose said...

happy anniversary to both of you love from uncle pete, auntie rose, kirsty and the rest of the isted family xxxxxxxxxxxx

judee d said...

Congratulatins on 11 years of marriage. You two have been through so much lately and it just shows that if you pull together in the same direction love will surely find its way. You must be doing something right. Keep up the good work.
Keep smiling and healthy
l
Judy

Leanne said...

Happy anniversary to you both. thats my way of celebrating too. A nice curry and wine....enjoy

Mum and Dad said...

Happy Aniversary Dawn and J, hope that you will have many more together.
Only seems the other day, we were going to melbourne for your wedding.
Have a great day.
Love you .
xxx

Chris Millar said...

Congratulations Dawn!! That poem is wonderful.

The Clarks said...

Congratulations Dawn and Jason
Its our wedding anniversary today too :)
Enjoy your dinner and time together
Trish

Anonymous said...

happy anniversary dawn and jason love from mick deb michelle and kerry xxxxxxxxx

Lyn Dwyer said...

Happy Anniversary DAWN and JASON.....

Lyn

sollie said...

Congratulations with your 8 years marriage!! He's such a wonderful husband to you. You are so lucky.

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Anonymous said...

Breast Cancer pink quote
Common Breast Cancer Myths

The first myth pertaining to this disease is that it only affects women.

Second myth that is associated with this disease is that if one has found a lump during an examination, it is cancer.

Third is that it is solely hereditary

The next myth associated with breast cancer is downright ridiculous. Would you believe, that in this day and age, some individuals still think that breast cancer is contagious?

Conversely, some individuals foolishly believe that breast size determines whether or not one gets cancer.

Finally, another myth that is associated with this disease is that it only affects older people. This is not so. Although the chance of getting breast cancer increases with age, women as young as 18 have been diagnosed with the disease.

You can find a number of helpful informative articles on Breast Cancer pink quote at breast-cancer1.com

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