Thursday, May 8, 2014

spring has not sprung around here

Something I've noticed is how peoples well wishes, cards and flowers dwindle down and fade away as time goes on. I'm okay with this because I'm not and never have been one for attention. I think that's a big reason why it's so hard for me to keep up with this blog. For the most part I'm a loner and like it that way. By this point in my journey it has become clear who my ride-or-die friends and supporters are. For them I am beyond grateful. Of course I appreciate the outreach of so many and was extremely taken back and floored at the same time by the amount of support I have received throughout this journey, particularly at the beginning. However, as most of that has faded away and the shock of being diagnosed with leukemia is gone so are most people. Like I said, I don't like attention and pretty much never want to be in the spotlight so I'm okay with this, but I think it's worth me mentioning and important for people to know that the longer someone is sick for the harder is gets -mentally, physically. So whoever is reading this take note. If someone you love falls ill, your love, support, wishes and flowers mean more in the middle and end of their journey than at the beginning. In fact, it's almost overwhelming at first. The darkest days are to follow the diagnosis. I think anyone battling an illness can attest to this. So if you love someone, make spring spring all year long.

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