Tracy died Friday morning with her family around her. This is so, so sad. Here is a woman who was a great Triple Negative breast cancer WARRIOR. Don't even bother calling her a survivor . . .she did more than survive.
In 2007, with low platelets, she rode 1,000 miles on her Harley-Davidson motorcycle with Amazon Heart Thunder (motorcycle adventures for breast cancer survivors). If you haven't read her blog, click on the "low platelets" link and read the entries before and after. . . you get the gist of the spirit of this woman.
We lost another TNBC sister - CalGal - Thursday night. A few months ago, we lost Alaska Deb and Fancy. All with triple negative breast cancer.
This whole blogging thing has changed the look and feel of cancer. Breast cancer isn't something whispered about as it was in the 1940s and 1950s. We can now read about how others dealt with their diagnosis and treatment - validate our fears and find a new way of dealing with a chemo side effect. Blogging allows others around the word to support you and give words of encouragement when the road looks dark.
I had never met Tracy but did learn about her thoughts, feelings and her spirit through her blog. She was a real person, not some fake, phony person on MySpace. Her words helped me get through the treatment journey. I found humor where some might not have found humor having cancer. Tracy sure could!
Read the memory comments people left about Tracy. Will anyone say such great things about you when it is your time to leave this earth and the earthly body? And I'm not speaking to just women with breast cancer. If not, then do something about your life!
While I have not (yet) met Sharon, Kathy, Sue, Patti, Caryn, Christina, Sheri, Lauren, Gina and a whole host of other ladies, you have all touched my life as you shared your journey through breast cancer treatment and the life beyond with me in your words. You all are in my thoughts and prayers as you go through testing, waiting for results, chemo, waiting to feel better, implant fills, and more waiting.
With over 4800 hits on my blog, it makes me wonder how many other TNBC women are reading my blog. Won't you send a comment, or your blog website address, or join as a follower? Otherwise, I have to think that maybe I've clicked on the pages 4500 times and don't remember it!
Wishing you many blessings today and tomorrow and the rest of your life.