I watched this very interesting programme this evening. It made be laugh and cry. It made me happy and upset with lots of emotions in between.
There were lots of emotional stories of people like us fighting cancer and sometimes losing and sometimes winning. There were a lot of hopeful messages out there regarding research.
One of the best sentiments expressed last night was from the georgeous George Clooney.
He said the following:
" our own cells do a very simple thing. They divide over and over again but no matter how you live, who or where you are, through no fault of your own, a single mistake in a single cell can spark another that makes battle fields in bodies.
Some other people are so lucky that in those millions and millions of moments our bodies work perfectly. The great thing about the human species is we the lucky ones can stand up for the not so lucky."
All too often we blame ourselves with the what if I did this or that to make myself get cancer but at the end of the day it is just the luck of the draw. We are the unlucky ones and it is nice to know that over 6 million pounds has been raised by both the unlucky and lucky people to help us in our fight against cancer.
I feel unlucky that I have cancer but also lucky that even though my cancer is terminal I am still well enough to live normally and do special things with my family. I have further chemo options ahead of me and who knows - with all this research going on that miracle drug could be just around the corner and if I stay well enough for long enough further options may become available for not only me but all of us.
There is always hope and as Dr Christian said last night with all the money raised going to research more and more cancers can and will be cured in the future.
Hugs to all my fellow fighters Jackie xxxxx