THAT person

I’ll always be the cancer person.

That’s ok.

But that’s part of the reason I stopped writing at Peyton’s site. 

I wanted to have more to me than just being known as the mom of a cancer patient.

That’s part of the blog name “Free Anissa”. It wasn’t meant to imply that I come cheap. I DO have my price, people.

It was about a mental and emotional freedom in what I could write.

Less about HER and more about ME.

That sounds pretty selfish, huh? But true. I needed that.

Then I had the strokes.

I’ve become THAT person again.

That person people turn tof or answers about strokes, handicaps and wheelchairs.

I’ve learned to accept it.

Appreciate it.

Use the questions, opportunities to teach others that the limitations put on people are often put on them by the one that love them the most. There’s no shame in giving them a reason to be strong and learn what they are capable of doing for themselves.

The eye issues, the paralyzed body, the hearing loss, the learning to write with one hand, the wheelchair. These things don’t define me.

They DO make me THAT person.

I’m good with it. There’s a lot worse to be.


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5 Responses to THAT person

  1. Nanda November 25, 2012 at 1:02 AM #

    That explains it then!If it hneppaed to men it would have been sorted out long ago, instead women suffering with breast cancer have to also put up with permanent hairloss while the men get away with it.Somethings never change do they.

  2. Mod Mom Beyond IndieDom November 11, 2012 at 11:06 PM #

    I know what you mean from the perspective of a parent who has a child with cancer.

    Your strokes don’t define you, but instead it’s your strength, your humor, your resiliency and your contributions here on the interwebs. THAT person – you are amazing.

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  3. The Animated Woman November 11, 2012 at 9:30 PM #

    It sounds funny, but limitations are often what give people their greatest freedoms.

    The Animated Woman´s last post…Animating Siri.

  4. Caz Stone November 11, 2012 at 1:37 AM #

    I keep reading because of your humour and those glimpses into you family life. It only takes one visit to your blog to realise that there’s a lot more to you than the stroke and its after effects.
    I don’t think I’ve commented before. Thank you for blog.

    Caz Stone´s last post…In the middle of the night I was sleeping sitting up

  5. Kristin November 11, 2012 at 12:41 AM #

    You are so much more than that person but I’m glad you are willing to fill that role because it provides an invaluable resource.

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