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Waiting for tomorrow

Tomorrow, my little sister will most likely find out if the lump in her breast is cancerous or not. Due to the Veteran's Day Holiday, the clinic and/or lab was closed today. Her doctor said that she would might find out the test results on Friday afternoon ("call to see if the test results came back"), but they weren't back, so she had to spend the holiday weekend worrying about what the future would hold for herself and her new husband.
Finding a random lump may not be too worrisome for some women, but for a cancer survivor, it can release hidden memories of fear, pain, despair, and loneliness. Yes, there may be moments of grace, but a cancer diagnosis means many more moments of indescribable personal anguish. Everyone's anguish. A community's anguish.
Talking about cancer is hard for me. Writing about cancer is even harder. How can you put this feeling of fear and remembering into words?


Nakinti's picture

Dear Maggie

Maggie dear,
I can feel your pain.
I share all your feelings.
I understand your emotions here.
I share the difficulties of your younger sister
Do not border one bit my dear dear sister and friend.
Tomorrow will come, no matter the outcome, it shall be well.
For remember everything happens for a reason, no matter how hard.
But my inner self has just told me that she will be fine, God is in total control.
I am praying for her, and I will continue to pray for her, for I know how uneasy she is.
Extend my warmest love, concern, to that pretty angel, tell her some love is coming from Cameroon.

It shall be well.......

Nakinti B. Nofuru
2013 VOF Correspondent
Reporter for Global Press Institute
Bamenda - Cameroon

Hello Nikinti,

A heavy burden has been lifted from my shoulders. My sister's results came back and the news was so-so. She DOES have a tumor, but it is a rare, not-malignant-at-this-time sort of growth. The doctor has told her it needs to go, so she is planning on having surgery in December. Phew!!

Thanks again for your kind words. I appreciated them a lot.


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