Four years ago today, my life stopped as I knew it. I was given the diagnosis, cried with my doctor, as he gave me 2-10 years to live.
When I was diagnosed, it was such devastation. Everything I worked so hard for. Done.
Hearing words, and understanding them are different. There was no mistaking this. It was already very severe as it was attacking hard before we knew what was happening.
I was to have a doctor's appointment today with the new doctor - ironically in the exact same office that I heard the news from the doctor that discovered it. He told me to go south, and just do what I could.
Funny how things turn out.
The pain never ends, it's complex with many layers of different pains all at once, everywhere.
It is very hard to not be upset. I've done my grieving, and sometimes accepting, but it is still so hard to live with this every minute of everyday.
To those of you that have been with me every step, I can't say how much I love you enough, and I thank you.
To those of you that I have met on similar journeys, I'm sorry you are dealing also.
I'm not waterfalls and rainbows thinking positive will cure me. I am realistic. Pain-free will never happen. Pain-less, will not happen.
I hope that I am the same person. This did not make me stronger. I have been strong my whole life. It's just me. I'm just sick. Very very sick.
Thank you for sticking by me and holding me up.
Four years ago today changed my life. We will see what the next six bring.