Since my husband and I just celebrated our 10th wedding anniversary, I figured it’s a good time to share about the importance of having a support person there for you throughout your cancer battle.
Obviously the person who has cancer is most affected by the disease. But cancer also strongly affects their family especially their partner. I am glad that my kids are so young so they don’t have to fully understand what cancer is and what I went through. I remember how much I worried when my mom got cancer when I was in 8th grade and I’m glad my kids don’t fully get it so they don’t have to deal with the stress about my health.
Chris has been so strong during this cancer battle and I can’t thank him for all he has done to help me. He drove me to and stayed with me through all my chemotherapy appointments. He does and did many of the overnight feedings for Bryce since I can’t breastfeed him like I did my other four children. He managed all five kids all day the first weekend after my mastectomy when I could not do much of anything and we didn’t have help for that day. He’s taken care of the kids when I’m sleeping or too tired to help. He’s driven me to so many different appointments: to the oncologist, the breast surgeon, the plastic surgeon, specialists at UPenn in Philly. He’s been by my side since my diagnosis and I can’t thank him enough for all he has done.
We also need friends and support from more than just our partner in our cancer battle and I have been lucky to have that. I just wanted to acknowledge the importance of that person that helps with the daily and weekly challenges. That person that battles the cancer right with you even if there body isn’t suffering like yours.
Thank you to my husband for being there for me throughout this cancer battle. I’m not sure I could get through all of this without his help and support. You are a co-fighter of this disease along with me. Thanks for helping me to kick this cancer’s ass.
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