I am going to be in Boston over Thanksgiving which is usually when I get to see the whole family. I was bummed that I was not going to be able to see everyone this year due to the bone marrow transplant. As the "cancer patient" and a self pronounced introvert without the aid of a beer or two, I was somewhat anxious. Keep in mind, this is at a gathering of my closest friends and family.
Yesterday seemed like Thanksgiving. Everyone was there and it was a great atmosphere. I did not feel like the "cancer patient". I realized just how fortunate Crystal and I are to have such amazing, caring families and friends. A few times yesterday, I had to attribute my "runny eyes" to being a side effect of the brain radiation... Not sure if anyone bought it or not.
Even though leukemia sucks and we would rather not be going through this, it has made me a better person. It has opened my eyes to the important things in life. I know that sounds extremely cliche, but it is true.
|Banner that was created at yesterday dinner.|