It's been a long hard winter in more ways than one.
Today is 5 months since treatment began. It seemed like an impossible goal in the beginning, and those long winter days and nights were some of the toughest times I have ever experienced. Nothing will ever be enough to express how awful it has been, and how grateful I am for the love and support of family and friends. Quite simply, I couldn't have done it without them.
And so - spring. A season I've always loved but which is especially symbolic this year. I had so many plans for 2010 which have all had to change or go on hold, but now the sun is shining and I am feeling optimistic about the future again. There's still a long road ahead, but the end is in sight. The last five months have changed things irrevocably and I will never be the same person I was - but the person I am becoming is even better.
"Circumstance does not make me, it reveals me."