You all know I wrote this thing, but do you know what it’s about? Probably not so I thought I would give you an idea of what it is.
This is a journey into breast cancer. Not the “I have a ton of money and will survive cuz I can pay for it” kind of story. This is the middle-class, how in the hell are we going to pay for one treatment let alone ten and still afford mac-n-cheese for dinner?
It is also the kind of story that shows the brutal truth. Not everyone will rally around the sick and dying. Sometimes they run for the hills and don’t look back. It is also a reminder that the world doesn’t stop because you are going through Chemo treatment. Other people have lives to live outside of your little bubble of cancer. It’s a hard lesson for the main character.
I wrote a book that is as true to life as fiction can get. I talked to people dealing with or who have dealt with a cancer diagnosis. You will laugh and cry and want to throw the book across the room- but it is a journey worth taking. It was a journey to write and well worth my own tears. I hope this will be a story you can wrap your heart around. A reminder that life is precious and fragile and worth every second.
Hi, my name is Olivia Carpenter and this is my hair raising, lumpy, bumpy journey. Wanna come? Sure, you do. There’re laughs, fist fights, bra burning parties, nasty drama filled girl snits, baby showers, and death. Let’s not forget that part. Come on, grab a coffee, tea, wine- Oh! Wine, *sigh* Anyway, have a seat and get comfy cuz I have a story to tell.
Did you know the average life span is 28, 835 days? If that didn’t feel short enough, let’s cut that in half?
We each have a finite amount of days, but, on average, we don’t know how many that is. I do. I know my number because it has been stamped on my medical file- Terminal. The question is, how do you live when you know your time is short?
My end started on a cold examination table wearing a threadbare gown.
Turns out, I was hiding a killer under my skin, breast cancer, and it was not a fight I was going to win.
This is how my family and friends learned to live, laugh, and love with my expiration date looming in the background.
********** Until next time my friends, remember to- **********
Polish your sparkle and just keep twirling.
Find joy. Be joy. Enjoy.
I’m always looking for new friends! 😊
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