WEGO 30 posts in 30 days: If you could go back in time and talk to yourself (or your loved one) on the day of diagnosis, what would you say?
Oh, wow, wouldn’t you want to say something totally motivational and profound?
But honestly, doesn’t the first things that occur to you to be warnings of Doom… ‘you think it’s bad now, well, you know nothing, my friend. Nothing!’ And then just run away laughing like a mad woman.
Although… I suppose I could put a hand on my shoulder in comfort and say ‘you will survive… but there will be times when you adamantly will not want to. Still, I’m here so obviously you survived so that’s something, right?’
Or maybe ‘Man, will you ever develop an amazing pain tolerance. Or I should say the ability to hide the insane amount of pain you’re in and not show pain behaviors but still feel a crapload of pain and inwardly screaming. Because looking at you right now I remember the pain you are in and I Wish I were in that pain. You know what I’m saying? No? You will… you will…’ and make sure I trail off ominously at the end there.