Meet My Pink Co-Survivor

Lisa's Pink Co-Survivor

A timely guest post for you today.  Following on from yesterday’s tips for the caregiver Lisa McBrayer contacted me to tell me about her “amazing 20 y/o daughter”, her “pink co-survivor”.

“When I was diagnosed with breast cancer four years ago” writes Lisa, “among the shock, horror, and disbelief was this little 5′ pink star who became, in essence, the bell that notified Better Half when something was wrong.  Like a little fairy, she hovered quietly, listening, watching.  She wouldn’t, or couldn’t, talk to me about my cancer.  The only time I saw her laugh was when she, Better Half, and myself held a shaving party.  My hair was falling out in clumps; I needed a good shave.  A shaving party.   They were laughing and smiling, fumbling with the shaver, trying to make me feel better.  I was wobbly, sick.  I felt like I was dying inside, but that day there were two pink stars beside me. . .”

“God, I love that kid.  I can’t say I agree with everything she does, but she’s passionate about her beliefs.  Major karma stored up.  Give the kid a cause and she’s a life-time member.  A pink rock star.  My pink rock star.”

This is an edited version of a post which appears on Lisa’s Karma Per Diem blog. Click on the link to read it in full.