Breast cancer changed my life

It killed my only sister
She was thirty-seven when she died
Her daughter was five
Suzanna has lived six years without a mother
I am there for her now

I thought Pat would always be here
We talked about growing old together
I pick up the phone
She is no longer home
Sorrow is just beneath the surface

Last year cancer found me
I thought that I had escaped
I put off having a mammogram
For three months I ignored appointments
A prophetic dream startled me
I searched and found a lump

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