I’m busy doing errands before my next chemo which is Jan. 10, 2011 Monday. So today has been one of those days where I run here and there. I went to pick up some paper work that I had to renew some of my insurance and other legal things and I had to stand in a line to just ask where a certain form was.that I needed to fill out! I remembered the nice lady that was behind the desk from the last time I was there. When it came to be my turn I walked up and she said, “Hello, I remember you from the last time you were here, you drive that funny car, but what happened to your hair? and I replied, “I have cancer, and the chemo treatment makes your hair fall out”…she gasped and grabbed her very large breast and said, “what kind of cancer?” I said, “breast cancer” and she said, “oh my!, can I ask you some questions”,” of course,” I replied…”about cancer? Sure go ahead”…and she said, “does it hurt?”, “well, no, not necessarily,’ ” how did you know you had it?”and I told her I felt lumps under my arm pit and it was cancer in my lymph nodes. And she said, “I have two lumps in my breast and I don’t know what to do, I don’t know anyone that has cancer.” Now remember, I was in line with a lot of people in front of me and behind me and she is asking me all these questions while everyone was standing there waiting their turns, I said, “you HAVE TO GO AND GET A MAMMOGRAM….it might not be cancer, you HAVE to FIND OUT NOW”…and I thought she was going to cry which made me want to cry too….I quickly fished for my business card and said, “Look, I will help you if you call me, my name is Sam and you are?” “Angelia!”…I said “call me tomorrow when you have a break and I will tell you where to go and what to do, dont’ worry, I will help you!”. She was so scared and I’m sure she has told no one. I mentioned THE ROSE Breast Clinic and said, “you can go there for free and get a mammogram and you have to get one…there is no time to waste!” You see, If I had on my wig, she would have never had the courage to talk to me and ask me for help. I go out all the time now in my bare head unless its freezing cold and I’m so glad I did today. I can hardly type this today because I’m crying recalling this poor woman’s plea for help from a total stranger. I just hope she calls me and if she doesn’t in a few days, I’m going to write it all down and take it back over to where she works.
Life is serendipity, you never know when you wake up in the morning how your day is going to unravel…and you never know when you can help another person with something so important.