Yeah, it’s sad, believe me Missy
When you’re born to be a sissy
Without the vim and verve
But I could show my prowess
Be a lion, not a mowess
If I only had the nerve
~The Cowardly Lion, from the Wizard of Oz
As I tick the days off the calender, inching closer to that next stinkin’ CT scan, I have fear. Being able to face the fear of the unknown, takes courage.
I have fear, strength, and perseverance.
It’s courage I thought I was lacking, until a quote hit home for me.
Courage is being scared to death, but you saddle up anyway.
~Some sappy Christmas movie I couldn’t resist, even if it is too early. The words may have been different, but I think I remembered most of them. If not, this is my take on the words.~
As I fight to control my anxiety, which will eventually return me to the depths of depression, this time I realize I do have courage. Not strength, grit, determination, or perseverance.
In the words of the Cowardly Lion–with a word of my own,
Cancer—put ’em up, put ’em up