Since having my 3rd round of Immunotherapy last Wednesday, I have been having lots of uncomfortable symptoms: shortness of breath, lots of coughing, all day/night hot flashes, poor sleeps, poor appetite, etc. All those physical symptoms took a toll on my usually positive mental outlook. For the last few days, I was weepy and feeling like I was losing courage courage in my cancer journey.
Then my dear friend M came to visit me yesterday. She is the kindest, most generous person I have ever known. She was the one who drove me a fair distance for a 4AM MRI appointment. I have never experienced such generosity until then. Unfortunately, her mother also has been diagnosed with a serious illness last month. So she has been busy taking care of her mother and I haven't seen M very often recently. But she continues to reach out to me to see if she could help me in between her time with her mom.
When M visited me yesterday, I was very poorly. I could hardly walk and I was extremely nauseous. We ate together, I cried a bit, she encouraged me with her kind words. She saw that I was tired so she left within the hour.
After M left, I had a very restful 1 hour nap without any hot flashes. Last night I had the best sleep I have had in a week. This morning I had another very restful nap. The frequency of my hot flashes had slowed; the intensity of the hot flashes had subsided. My appetite has improved and so has my mental outlook.
I firmly believe that her short visit yesterday has helped me immensely mentally and physically. She is my Earth Angel. There are some special people in this world that are here to restore our faith in humanity. They are here to give us hope when hope seems to be fading away. I am privileged to have her in my life.
Do you have an Earth Angel in your life?