Thanks to caregivers!
I am heading for my last chemo treatment in a couple of weeks.
Breast Cancer Her2+. I’ve a long way to go but at this point I have taken a moment to think of the support I have received.
My friend Lenard who seemed to pop into my life when I really needed one. He’s my ears, my eyes, my director, my teacher. Gives me advice when I might not be inclined to want any. Re: diet, reminders etc.
My sons Dan has just been diagnosed with MS but his power of positive thinking is contagious.
My son Steven, who is helping us both through our journies. Getting groceries, changing light bulbs and mostly just being himself. We banter and argue and that is normal for us. Something normal and consistent in my life.
My siblings, My sister/roommate who checks on me after treatment to make sure I’m ok and generally keeps an eye on me.
Long distance caregivers. Hours on the phone. I even tell one of them all the gory details. 2 other sisters who keep me in touch with the outside world. My brother, who tells me I should do a stand up routine when this is all over. He takes news with humour better than the cold facts. I try to accommodate. Share stories of their lives. Nieces, aunts, friends some old some new. My friend and nail lady, can’t wait to get back to her. Keeps an open appointment for me for when I can get back to her.
Each of these people are my caregivers.
Thanks to them all!
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