Thankful

I guess I have a lot to be thankful for this year. Even though I am still fighting my disease, I am hopefully on the last major part of my journey. Just 6 months ago I was told not only did I have cancer, but that I was inoperable. Deep down I always believed that I would have surgery, however I never imagined it would be 3 months later. Now with two surgeries under my belt, I feel like I am well on my way to becoming a some what normal person again.

I am also extremely thankful for all of the support I have received throughout my journey so far. I never would have guessed so many people in my life would step up and stand by my side while I fight for my life. As I have said before, it pays to put out good energy in the world.

Also, the nurses who were by my side in the hospital. All of them were great, but there were a select few who went beyond their job requirement. They held my hand while I was scared, and were there by my side comforting me while I cried. I will forever be thankful for their kindness.

As my fight continues I try not to just save my thanks for the one day a year when the calendar tells me so – I am thankful everyday.

Thank You

These two simple words are a part of my vocabulary multiple times a day. They always have been. When someone passes me a napkin, opens a door, hands me change, I always say “Thank You”. Over these past few months, these two words have taken on an even greater responsibility. They have to represent how immensely grateful I am to those who have helped me in any which way, throughout my cancer journey. I am having a hard time with it. I am used to saying thank you in a bigger way if someone goes above and beyond. Maybe buy them a gift or a card, treat them to lunch – just something that lets them know I really appreciate what they have done. I have hit the point however, that if I did that for everyone now, I would run out of time and money. The kindness of not only those close to me, but also others who do not even know me, has been overwhelming. I am continuously surprised by how many kind hearted people there are who are coming into my life.

So because it has been hard to individually thank each and every person, I would like to use this space to do so.

Thank you from the bottom of my heart.