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How Do You Thank Your Family And Friends For Their Support?

How Do You Thank Your Family And Friends For Their Support?

posted 4 days ago
A MyLymphomaTeam Member

By staying alive and involved! Had scans yesterday, saw Oncologist today. One of my 3 kids always come with me to hear test results.❤️ I was telling my daughter how I feel like I’m insignificant now that they are all in lovely homes with great spouses, good jobs, well established.
She countered by saying she herself realized she’s still not ready to be without her mama.”
I am soon to be 71, she is 46!!
I am so very blessed to have all my kids and grandkids within 10 miles of me.
Just because people are family or good friends, don’t forget to TELL THEM how thankful you are for them!!
Nobody facing a scary diagnosis wishes they had more ‘stuff’. Show and speak your appreciation every chance you get!!

posted 4 days ago
A MyLymphomaTeam Member

My rock of support was and is my Lord Jesus Christ. I thank him every day for giving me life. A grateful spirit keeps you from complaining about what you don't have.
Next would be my beautiful and loving wife. She stayed by my side every part of the journey. She handled all the pages of forms and information from doctors and nurses.
I thank her by expressing to her how much she helped me.
There was others too. My co-workers checked on me everyday. Sent me care packages. I spoke to them as a group and told them how much they helped me.

posted 4 days ago
A MyLymphomaTeam Member

Very thankful that Jesus Christ is the rock that has carried me on this 10 yr Lymphoma journey. Very grateful that my husband of 48+ yrs has been my fulltime caregiver. I thank him and kiss him several times a day! He is an amazing cook, does our laundry, buys groceries, pharmacy, other errands and cleans. He gets me to every Dr appt and takes care of all the meds prescribed. I'm trying to use the cane rather than walker at home, walking is difficult. He also knows I have a paralyzed vocal cord and talk in a weak raspy voice, often repeat words. So very thankful for his care, love and patience.

posted 4 days ago
A MyLymphomaTeam Member

Interesting question, I never really thought about it. I suppose that I am lucky. Our family is always there for one another without hesitation or expectations. My close friends are like an extended family. Usually, a simple "thank you " will suffice. I don't dwell on my condition; therefore, we can enjoy each other's company without being morose. There have been occasions when I have been admitted to the hospital I.C.U. and their concern is genuine. But, I have to remind them that "only the good die young "; therefore, I will probably live forever. 😊
(Humor is still the best medicine)

posted 2 days ago
A MyLymphomaTeam Member

My God, loving wife, and wonderful church family has gotten me through 8 years of NHL. I have learned to keep the nurses in the chemo center happy - candy and treats :) Lord knows they deserve it!

posted 4 days ago

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