I received a wonderful gift from a Facebook fan. My second step in my cancer journey was to create some semblance of control. I wore a Star Wars shirt to my next medical appointment and informed the doctor that I would always wear this type of shirt on every visit. I hoped it would differentiate me from the other thousands of patients coming through the doors. Two and a half years later, I haven't broken that promise. I gave my doctor a Star Wars Medical Droid action figure and boldly stated, “This is the guy who saves the heroes. It’s your job to save me.”
I was chatting on the Napkin Notes Facebook page and one dear friend was commenting about using the Force, and I offhandedly mentioned that I could really use a Bacta Tank. The tank was filled with a liquid which promoted healing and the patient was fully submerged for a period of time.
I received this in the mail the other day. I cannot begin to explain the hope, joy, and thankfulness that I felt as I opened the package. My heart still swells when I think of this act of kindness.
May the Force Be With You, Tigga Reese.