Tuesday, August 4, 2015

CML Can Be Scary: Don't Stop Believing!

Being diagnosed with  chronic mylogenous leukemia is no walk in the park. It is easier for some than others, and somewhere along all of our journey's, we are going to run across some one whose battle has become more critical than our own.

When this happens it is scary, not only for the person in crisis, but for all of us, as well. Those of us with CML want to know how, why and will it happen to us? I believe that it is human nature to feel compassion and fear, all at the same time.

Our hearts break for the one in crisis and shudder with fear wondering if we are next. I believe that this is "normal"; this is a bold reminder that CML is a very serious form of cancer, not to be taken lightly.

Do not feel guilty for questioning our disease in times like these, but do not allow your fears to weigh negatively upon the person in crises; the woulda', shoulda', coulda' is totally irrelevant and pointless.

What we can do is show as much support and positive-ity to our fellow CML'er, and their family as we can. We can pray like hell and ask for God to be with them, and their family through this difficult journey, and to restore this person's body back to a healthy state.

We can cry and lean on each other, stomp our feet and swear; if you are feeling scared or worried, know that you are not alone. It is "to be expected", it is "ok", it is "normal"; CML can be scary.

What we can do is continue to learn about our disease, and ensure that we are receiving the best care possible. We can follow our oncologist's advice, while listening to our own bodies' and we can live our lives' with as much joy and happiness possible.

We can continue to share our journey, our love and our support and do the best that we can through each and every day. Never give up hope and never stop believing.

Blessings to all.

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