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3 Years From Diagnosis Day


Treebywater

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Mom was diagnosed three years ago. I just can't believe how MUCH has changed since then.

I will always think of this day as the day my world turned on it's head. It's the day that started the remaking of me. And it's a day that made me grow up quite a lot. I wrote in my blog, that I wouldn't want to go back to who I was before then, but I would if I could have Mom back.

Doing ok here really. But I wanted to share that this was our "D-day."

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I can relate to the diagnosis turning a person's world up-side-down, and changing everything you thought was "normal".

Who would have ever thought that we would go thru something like this? (Not me ~~ not in a million years) :(

It always makes me think of the old saying "Pulling the rug out from under your feet", because that's exactly what a diagnosis of cancer does to a person/family member..... knocks you right on your "hiney", and then you have to try and get up again. :oops:

I'll be thinking of you.

Nova

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(((Val)))

I totally get it. Our D-Day was Sept. 13, 2002. Never forget it. Never been the same or even close to it. Like you, that day was the remaking of me.

I've learned so much and received a much deeper appreciation for this life, but I would go back in an instant to have my dad (parents) back. Sometimes I really miss the ignorant selfish bliss that was my life before cancer.

Thinking of you today

(((val)))

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Wow Val, your post reminded me of our D-day. I know how hard it is. On November 16th of 2004 my Dad was diagnosed. I remember going to see the pulmonologist, with his leather mini-skirted receptionist, and crying as we heard the words small cell. My Dad and I hugged out in the parking lot as I cried and that damn receptionist walked by and stared at me like I was a freak. My Dad reassured me this would not kill him.

Boy my world went into a tailspin that day and I've been having some really bad days lately. I am fortunate that my daughter is compassionate and does special stuff for me when she knows I'm grieving. She knows how much I loved him. Ever since she was born my Dad and her would compete for my affection.

I try not to grieve in front of her but yesterday she left me alone for most of the day and my swollen eyes gave me away upon her return. I hope this day passes as easy as possible for you. And Val, I'm sure you were a terrific person before her diagnosis. Don't beat yourself up, it may be that you just appreciate things more now. I never thought I'd lose my Dad at my age either. He had his Dad until he was 64.

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