Breast, cancer, mastectomy, skin-sparing, Thankful, Thanksgiving
You share a bond and friendship that can’t be broken – Fortune Cookie
Given what we have been through this year, some might wonder how Thanksgiving might be different or how we can be thankful. In fact, on my run tonight I spent a half an hour just thinking of all the people and things I am thankful for. Well this Thanksgiving was different for me. For one, I never before had a Thanksgiving where I didn’t sit down for a big Turkey meal with either side of our huge family.
In fact, today marks the 4 month marker since the day she was diagnosed with cancer and our world was set spinning.
The thought of almost losing the love of my life and the mother of my children at an early age to breast cancer has been a bit of a wake up call to me / her / us. I am so thankful that she has been able to endure her skin sparing mastectomy to remove the cancer and has been given a new lease on life. Today was spent “being thanksful” and thanking all those who have helped us to get through this year. We also spent the morning helping out those less fortunate than ourselves. Is not all about health and wealth.
To hear and see the stories of others we were able to see other people out there who are just as thankful as we are for what we have today. In fact some definitely have more to be thankful for than us and I was happy to show our children how lucky we are. This year though we have many friends, family, doctors, etc who are all part of the reason why we are thankful for their love and caring, for the health of my wife, and for the lessons we have learned from them to know what true compassion means
In recent days we were happy to hear that my wife’s parents finally have decided to come out and see my wife. I know it means so much to her that they will be coming to visit. I guess we have one more thing to be thankful for this year.