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Gentle Reminders

July 27, 2011

The last few weeks have found us dealing with some intense emotions from our little cancer survivor. Feeling better with more energy gives her a feisty nature. Of course she could just be taking after her, um, father, ahem….

But when this comment popped up on this blog page, I felt a slight sigh escape from me.


Our 17month old daughter was just diagnosed with Pre-B ALL this past Wednesday


Most definitely I am glad to be on this side of chemotherapy. Most definitely I would rather have never had to deal with them at all, but I know that I am a stronger person for it, more grown-up replete with more wrinkles and gray hairs.


And then there is this from another mom whose daughter went off treatment before Isa

Hug your children, tell them that you love them every day, and realize that grades/sports/achievements pale in comparison to the simple smile they shine at you when they know you love them unconditionally.

So gentle reminders that life is good, and that cancer treatments are hard and that there is a network of folks who have gone before and a reminder that there will be those behind us as well.


Thanks for reading..



4 Comments leave one →
  1. Ann Brown permalink
    July 29, 2011 12:18 am

    Yeah, we’ve been dealing with some, um, feistiness too. I guess they’re feeling stronger an more assertive?

    Hope Isa is feeling okay. Elke looks better and better. Hair is finally coming in, she has more energy, and the physical complaints are becoming fewer and further in between. I’m liking this whole OT thang.

    • August 3, 2011 1:31 pm

      Sometimes, all the treatment stuff seems so long ago. Just today, I said something about a Long time ago, and then realized it was only 2 years ago. Seems like forever and a different life.

  2. July 28, 2011 6:48 pm

    Good post.

  3. Laura (Hannah Scott's mom) permalink
    July 27, 2011 5:24 pm

    This is all so true..

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