Over 2 months ago an amazing women shared with me she has breast cancer. She also happens to be my boss. When she interviewed me and I began to work for her, she restored hope in my career and I knew I would learn so much from her. She is brilliant.
My heart broke, when she shared her news with me. She has overcome so much in her life. and similar to me, we are both at a place in our lives of content stability. I wanted to wrap my arms around her and tell her it would be ok, but frankly, I don't know if it will.
A week after she shared her news, I landed in ER, with serious pain in my belly. Two days later I learned that I have a growth on my one remaining ovary. Although I knew there was a problem, back in July, no one expected it to become a bigger issue.
I was TERRIFIED. I did not want to alarm my family nor my relationship, so I called her. I knew she would understand. Because of her, I found a calm in the emotional storm. She shared the path of what I was going to feel like, how my anger at everything would soon turn to saddness and possibly fear.
I am grateful for her in my life, as I don't ever really think she will understand the full scope of how her words calmed my heart.