Saturday, August 14, 2010

"Get Back Up Again"

For the past few days I have been thinking about two friends of mine.

A and C learned in the last week that they have recurrences of their gynecological cancers. I met both of these women about three years ago at two different support groups for gynecological cancer survivors. In these group settings we have laughed together, shed some tears together and celebrated when we became disease free. We e-mail each other between group meetings with updates and jokes.

Their recurrences have gotten me thinking about how I felt when I recurred, the thoughts that went through my mind and my switch back in to cancer fighting mode from the new normal I found as someone in remission. Oh, and lets not forget how terrible I felt for having to put my family through yet more rounds of chemo. I remember my loss of freedom and control due to my surgery and chemo. I really hated having to postpone seeing people and not eating certain foods because of low counts.

So to my two strong friends and all women in chemo I offer these verses of the song "Get Back Up Again" by Toby Mac because you all know that your family and friends are here to help you get back up.

You turned away when I looked you in the eye,
And hesitated when I asked if you were alright,
Seems like you're fighting for your life,
But why? oh why?
Wide awake in the middle of your nightmare,
You saw it comin' but it hit you outta no where,
And theres always scars
When you fall that far

We lose our way,
We get back up again
It's never too late to get back up again,
One day you gonna shine again,
You may be knocked down,
But not out forever,
Lose our way,
We get back up again,
So get up, get up,
You gonna shine again,
Never too late to get back up again,
You may be knocked down,
But not out forever ...

Every Day is a Blessing!


OCWarrior1026 said...

I see I'm not the only one who loves a good song with a great message. I'm happy to see you offer encouragement through music. It's a very powerful thing, and a good song can be just the thing to turn your entire outlook around. I love it.

Tami Boehmer said...

So true, Dee! I don't know the song, but it is great to hear these words of encouragement. I really like the song Sledgehammer by Peter Gabriel. I listened to the words and see that it's very spiritual. "I will be steam train, if you just lay down your tracks. I'll be your airplane, if you bring your blue sky back." To me, it means God will help you but you have to do your part too. And part of that, is getting back up again.