Day 1 of Chemo — But I’m Buffalo Strong & Talkin’ Proud — Or at Least Trying to Anyway….

A few years ago, Paul and I watched this amaze documentary on the early 90’s Buffalo Bills. Back when Jim Kelly, Thurman Thomas, Andre Reed, Darryl Talley, Bruce Smith et al dominated the AFC. Back when telling someone you are a Buffalo Bills fan didn’t get you laughed at. Any way, my point is Marv Levy (the Bills’ head coach at that time) used to repeat an inspirational quote from a poem to the team when they were down and out. It’s a poem about war, but I think it applies to war, football AND chemo.

So, as I begin my chemo journey today, I shall remember the words of Sir Andrew Barton (spoken by Marv Levy in my head!):

“Fight on my men, we’re hurt but not slain. We’ll lay down and bleed a while. Then we’ll rise and fight again.”

Talkin' Proud!

Talkin’ Proud!

7 thoughts on “Day 1 of Chemo — But I’m Buffalo Strong & Talkin’ Proud — Or at Least Trying to Anyway….

  1. Andrea you are an amazing spirit. Not only are you kicking cancers ass you are giving strength to those who all reading your blog. I love you Wug…LOL

  2. Hi Andrea — saw Paul’s tweet today, and came for more info.

    My husband and I just saw you in the Mission 2 weekends ago and you and your Mom and Paul were so gracious and lively at the surprise sighting — you all seemed just wonderfully happy to be together and non-hurried in your clear enjoyment of life (on such a gorgeous San Francisco day). I commented after the fact to my husband that it was so nice to see you all, your joy brightened our afternoon — one of life’s fortuitous and fun accidents.

    I had no suspicion you were dealing with anything of this magnitude and given my family history and previous exposure to similar situations, you’ll have to trust me when I say that speaks volumes. You are *clearly* up for this fight.

  3. Pingback: Inspiration – Part 2 | Comfortably Numb

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