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Vincent, Thanks for the reminder! I had forgotten I wrote this. It’s still on my to do list. I think since May 2 is my diagnosis anniversary date, I’ll start on that day and track things for a year. I’ll ponder this and update you.
And thanks for the note.
I love this. Thank you for participating and sharing. Was it helpful for you to type those sentences out and truly relish in what you have to be grateful for?
Thank you so much for your sweet words. I’m so happy that you agree and I definitely agree if people would just google “what to say”, we’d all avoid a lot of awkwardness and shaming throughout this experience!
Tagging @radiant-racheli <3
Thanks for watching and leaving this beautiful comment, @levigsc. Feel free to share it with others who would benefit from watching!
@27slhcsorg I’d say those are fatastic things to be grateful for. So glad to hear you have a great medical team and spouse who have your back! Thanks for sharing your list!
Three things I’m thankful for today……..
– surviving 2 bouts of lymphoma (I will not give the disease the honor of capitalizing it’s name.).
– receiving unbelievably awesome medical care from all my providers here at St. Luke’s, Boise, ID.
– having a spouse who is one of the most caring individuals I have ever known.
B”H This video is soooooo spot-on!!!! Just so so true. People “google” everything these days, I think it would really be so easy for a person to check in the internet what to say and how to act when a person in their life got diagnosed… I REALLY want to thank you for making this important video, hope it will reach many many people because being…
I like your advice very much! When I was first diagnosed with Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia I was pretty shaken by “watchful waiting” and having blood work done every three months. Just when I would stop focusing on having been diagnosed it would be time to have more lab testing. Every bump, bruise, cut that healed slowly, swollen gland and time…
Thanks, Vinnie. I don’t remember how I came to 3 days. Maybe 3 is just a good number. But it fits. Most of my worries go away by then.
And you’re right about knowing your body. So important.
This is SUCH an important topic I think. Because the truth is… we have a CHOICE! So if we don’t vibe or truly feel comfortable with the first person we see, I think there is a choice to go see a second opinion. The unfortunate aspect is that insurance does play a role in WHO we get to see first hand. I truly believe that I got so lucky in…
I am 73 years old and in my 3rd year of watchful waiting. It is helpful to me to read that someone is in the 9th year of “watchful waiting”! Given the blood tests I do every four months, I can say that I remain quite healthy, and I feel good. Often I forget I “have cancer.” Because of this disease, I retired two years ago from work that I…
Thank you for your comments. This is not a very good “club” to belong too,but the upside is the support and understanding we get and give one another.
I think you brought that home so well @bobtalisker. Knowing your body is such an important relationship to build regardless of your health. Thank you for sharing and driving this point home. I’m curious though, how did you come to decide on a 3 day rule? Was there a method to deciding 3 days? Or was it an approach that you’ve just committed to executing?
Congrats @jim-smith!! I’m so proud of you! A bunch of my friends participated in the Big Climb here in Philly and I just shared your post with a bunch of them on Facebook.
Thanks for everything you do,
I always say… welcome to the worst club but with the best members <3 We are all here to support each other through this awful experience.