One reason Pink Gravel exists because cancer touches us all in some fashion. I think my family was groped by cancer - ha ha - my mom, my dad and myself as well as other family and friends. Sadly, not all have made it. So I make it a point to not shuffle my feet in sadness or wallow in my personal pity party. Doesn't mean I don't have those moments, I do. I just make a constant effort to keep them short as I want to enjoy life, cause you just never know.
Treatments and the side effect of those treatments for cancer can be as hard on the body as the disease itself if left alone. So while some get down and say we'll never find a cure; I say, we can for sure continue to improve how we treat cancers and that is good, too. Right?
Being that half of my battle occurred during Covid-19, I had to invent ways to stay out of a slump since I couldn't be around people. My personal touch on treating my cancer (especially during Covid-19 times) was - and still is - via humor, sharing my experience through activities and stories, and looking for positive ways to embrace what life throws at me - how I embrace cancer. Pink Gravel is an extension of that attitude.
On that note . . . surely there are a few Chiefs fans in this group. The pic is me embracing what was thrown at me. Artwork by my daughter.
I am just a 40 something married lady with kids who likes to ride gravel when life lets me. Just so happens I was called into the Cancer Club on October 31, 2019. Fought my fight with surgery, chemo, radiation, friends, family and lots of dark humor. I find sharing my experience helps me. Maybe it can help you.