Thanksgiving: being thankful

I know it's American but I do like the idea of Thanksgiving - taking a moment to pause and be thankful.  While I'm not rejoicing about a great harvest, I am very thankful for all the love and support I've had, especially since my diagnosis in March this year.

The things I'm most thankful for are the things money can't buy: friends and family.  I'm so thankful that I've not had to feel like I'm going through this alone.  For the crucial hospital appointments, I've always had someone with me.  This has meant so much - I've had the support I needed and greatly appreciate the sacrifices others have made to be there for me, by taking time off work, travelling distances, nationally and internationally, to be there for ME!

I've been truly blessed with an amazing network that understands me and the support I need.  I haven't been made to feel like a poor patient, avoided or given sympathetic half smiles.  Instead, I've been bolstered by humour, messages and listening ears.  Also, importantly, everyone's understood my need for good healthy food and my inability to cook.  Thank you to everyone who's cooked for me, sent me Cook vouchers or booked appointments with nutritionists.

To everyone who has been there for me unconditionally throughout my journey, I raise a (non alcoholic) glass to you and THANK YOU for making this journey not just bearable but enjoyable and full of wonderful memories.

*Disclaimer: normal blogging without soppy gushing will resume tomorrow.

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