Thursday, January 4, 2018


Friends and family rock.

Yesterday was a difficult day.  We met with the surgical oncologist and got the beginnings of our plan, and the fact that I have cancer really started to hit.  I know I have a lot of tests in the next few days and that chemo will be starting soon.  It's good to know what's coming next.  It's good to meet the people that I'll be seeing so often for the next few months or year or years... but it was still hard.

The nice thing was that when we got home, there were things waiting there that lifted my spirits.  My sisters had sent the first of what is apparently going to be many hat deliveries.  Another friend had dropped off a cozy, soft blanket and sweet card.  And another friend is starting to collect gift cards to help us purchase groceries and supplies while we're paying the mountains of medical bills that will be rolling in.

Knowing that I have people around me that care enough to send things to lift me up makes me feel like I'm not doing this alone.

There's also a million people who have sent encouraging messages on Facebook, and friends who have texted their support.  I love you all so, so much.  (And thank you for not calling.  I'm usually in the middle of figuring out medical stuff or trying to rest, and I really only want to talk to the hospital/doctor/family at this point.  I'm just tired.  But I love the texts!)

Thank you for making me feel less alone.  

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Brandi Stark said...

We're working (Andrea's doing the legwork) on getting a gofundme account set up to help with medical bills as well, so once that's figured out, we'll get it linked to this site so everyone has the chance to be more involved if they feel like it!

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