Jan 24, 2014 - 3:00 am
It is so interesting how on this journey certain dates now take on more meaning. Of course my wife's birthday, my eldest son's and youngest daughter's birthday. Our wedding anniversary. But then a new batch of days: date of diagnosis, start of treatment, ringing the bell, first PET/CT after treatment. And then three months post tx, six months post tx, one year post tx. Only those who have walked this path truly understand the significance and radical shift that such dates have on the fighting few. For those outside this world, they are just dates but for me they bring a rush of emotions from fear to joy, happiness to guilt, dispair to resolve. And so I learn, learn to live during the in between times -- wearing the braclett my daughter made me, eatting the cake my son made for the family, dancing with my wonderful wife in the middle of the living room. Yes certain days have become milestones on this journey of recovery but it is the times in between that I will grasp, hold on to and cherish. There are still many more important dates ahead but for me the most important and significant one is not yesterday or even tomorrow but today! Blessings to all on this journey!