Because all too often my conversations with friends include such “oops” moments as the following exchange:
Friend: Are you coming to playdate on Monday?
Me: No, I’ve got a preop appointment that day.
Dude. That is such a conversation ender. We laughed it off, but cancer is still is something I would rather not discuss during playdates. I’d much rather enjoy the time with friends and children, enjoying life. But sometimes, I need to talk about it with people who know. Who understand. Who have moments like this of their own.
I’m so grateful for this blog.