Here are some things I’m feeling thankful for this year:
As much as I hate doing chemo and wish that I would have never had to do it, I’m thankful for it. Thankful I have access to it. Thankful it was an option. Thankful for Canada’s health care system and thankful for health insurance.
My parents and friends
I am thankful for those in my life who have stuck by my side since my diagnosis and especially thankful for those that have stuck with me though my treatment so far. I am thankful for the love, support, concern and prayers.
My health care team
I am so thankful to have a good relationship with all members of my health care team. I am so thankful for my oncologist, my oncology nurses and chemotherapy nurses and pharmacists. I am thankful for their knowledge and concern.
Life is a gift and it’s fragile, so I don’t take the privilege of being alive lightly. I am fully aware of how my story could have played out and I’m thankful to be here and to be alive. I am thankful that God wakes me up each and every day to fight this fight.
I hope you get the chance at some point this weekend to reflect on how much you have to be thankful for and I hope you enjoy this weekend with your loved ones and families and cherish the time you spend together.