I came from a family of seven only one of which is a boy so I have a lot of blood sisters but I also belong to a sisterhood that no-one wanted to join. That of dealing with Inflammatory Breast Cancer and/or breast cancer metastases.
I have met some of them in real life through Sweet Louise and the IBC networks but most of them I know online. Even if it is only online we support and understand each other as only someone who is going through the same experience can.
In the last two days I have lost two of these ‘sisters’ J in Texas that I only knew online and M who I had met in person at Sweet Louise meetings (she was the first friend I made there).
I am sad but I acknowledge that it is not the same sadness that their close family and friends are feeling, so my thoughts are with them at this time.
Becoming friends with others in this sisterhood, we all know there is a danger of losing them but I would rather have these women in my life for a short time than not at all.
Rest in Peace J and M – I will remember you.