While i like to talk and really like to write about my feelings, i am having a hard time putting into words how i feel right now. I posted my diagnosis on Thursday to social media and also told my co-workers and oh my goodness. I am truly humbled (and slightly overwhelmed) by the messages and phone calls that poured in, and the words of encouragement, the offers to lift me up in prayer, and the offers to help with anything, big or small.
I do wish, however, that for all of the people that reached out to me, that i had kept better in touch with all of you. Every single person has touched my life in one way or another, whether we went to high school together, college, or medical school, or you were a nurse bossing me around at MUSC (hehe), one of my co-workers, or even an online friend that i met through Tiberius, Sam or Ellie. All of you have played a role in my life and i cherish it. With that being said, i want to be better at keeping in touch. I say that tongue in cheek because while i want to see people and do things and write long emails and catch up, i know this year is going to be tough and i’m going to question if i will have the stamina to do such things.
So my challenge to YOU ALL who are reading my updates is this: take the time to reach out to an old friend, or make a dinner date with a co-worker that always talks about getting dinner with you but you never do, or have a phone date (gasp) with your bestie instead of texting. You will be pleasantly surprised surprised at how wonderful it is to reconnect and invest in that friendship.
Again, thank you from the bottom of my heart to everyone who reached out to me. Love to you all. Have a safe and happy Memorial Day Weekend.