A big thanks to all my pals on this board for welcoming my news in despite lax participation on my part. It's like I have never been away (six months comes around fast when you have to swallow that vile contrast)
I still follow the messages and it does my heart good to see how much you all care for one another.
We are the original reality show. No games. No winners or losers. Just folks facing the cruel facts of this disease. And I am so proud of each and every one of you including the caregivers.
Oh, the things those doctors do to us in the name of science. It is so barbaric. Maybe that is why surgeons were originally barbers. But seriously ... life is too serious to take things so seriously. So keep on laughing through the tears. We must survive until they find a cure. Some of us will fade away in the process but remember you are a survivor until you draw your last breath. And then you will live on in our memories.
I am continually amazed at the kindness extended to me throughout my own journey by my family and friends and medical staff at the hospital. Yes, even those dreaded doctors who are only using the tools at hand. We need that thing from Star Trek. Bones waved it over his patients to analyze and cure in seconds. They were out of sickbay in no time. Well, perhaps our children will enjoy that kind of progress. Until then I humbly accept your good wishes. The world needs more people like you.
Aspaysia, happy to be your friend.