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Monday, January 19, 2009

My Thoughts on Patrick Swayze

Well, he has been on my mind lately. I was very discouraged to learn he was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. I do admire him and like him as an actor and obviously it is the only reason I even know who he is. Regardless of that though, I am thinking of him as a man. He has been married for 33 years. Now seriously, that is rare even in the regular world today much less in the world of Hollywood. Anything that lasts more than 3 months there is cause to celebrate.

After hearing of his diagnosis I went online and did some research and quickly learned it is a very bad cancer to have with a poor prognosis. I cannot imagine myself having been in that particular situation. It's bad enough to feel so sick. You go from feeling healthy and strong to being weak and somewhat dependent on others. It's a great shock to your whole system not being able to be who you once were. I at least had comfort in knowing my cancer was curable.

I saw his interview with Barbara Walters the other night. If you didn't have the chance you really should try to catch it in rerun or something somehow. In his shoes I think I would be greatly discouraged. When asked about how long he thought he had he really did seem to get cocky to the if it were just a bully. He lifted his head and said something along the lines of "You watch just watch what I can do."

It brought tears to my eyes. Having gone through cancer and fighting this mean bully of a disease I realize attitude is really everything. And HE has the attitude to fight it. I pray for him, and his family to get through this awful disease....prognosis and statistics aside all we can do is fight.


Sandee said...

Perhaps it will come out on YouTube. We don't have television. I too like him. What a shame.

Have a terrific day. :)

Unknown said...

It was such a touching interview. My prayers are with him everyday. My husband's Uncle passed last year of the same thing. He only last three months.

Melissa said...

I did not see the interview, but I will try to see it somewhere. He is a fighter, and hopefully he will win. I was glad to see when he went home, from the Pneumonia. My thoughts and prayers, are with his family, and anyone suffering from awful diseases.