Dec 19, 2010 - 3:13 pm
This is the time of year I do a lot of reflecting back. I know many of you are just starting the tough fight and many have finished the hard treatment that this disease brings us to. My heart goes out to those going through the treatments this time of year, I know how hard it is physically and mentally since my treatments started on December 1, 2008. We had to stay 45 miles away from home, trying to travel home on the weekends. The week before Christmas we got hit with a bad snow storm and got snowed in and couldn't get home for Christmas. That saddened me since all our granddaughter's presents were at home and we didn't even get a tree or a single decoration up that year.
As I reflect back though there was so much I learned about "ME" during that time. Today I might have my aches and pains and things I have had to learn to live with from the treatments, but I learned just how tough I really am. I learned that having my family near me, with me, and their love surrounding me is truly the best gift we can give anyone anytime of year.
My prayers and thoughts go out to each and everyone of you on the board here, to those just starting the treatments that you will find your inner strength, the bond, and love that family and friends can bring and that no matter how hard the road may seem, that you know with all your heart that you will beat this. For those of you who have finished the tough road of treatments, that you continue to recover, the side affects continue to get better with each passing day, you continue the road of good health, and you never lose sight of the inner strength it took, the bond and love that family and friends gave you and continue to surround you with.
MERRY CHRISTMAS!! ONE!! and ALL!!