It’s been a busy week here. I am sure it has been for all of you too. I hope that for most of us the time has been spent in preparation and celebration. We all know too well that our cancers don’t take a holiday. There are some of us who will spend at least a portion of this joyous time fighting the fight. There are some of us who will continue to struggle with pain and discomfort, with nausea and other assorted side effects.
But we hope there will be no room for despair these holidays. Even if these are, for the unfortunate few of us, the last Christmas season we will live to spend with our friends and family, may each of these days be lived to the fullest, remembering that, even in our darkest hours, we can find hope and solace just in front of us. On a cold early winter in 2001, I feared that I was facing my last holiday. Miracle of miracles I am here writing about it almost a decade later – nine years of rich, full human experience, nine more Christmas seasons.
Wishing you all the same, Dennis