• Merry Christmas

    Asked by Kathy on Monday, December 24, 2012

    Merry Christmas

    As I prepare to leave for a family gathering I am holding all you whatnexters close in my heart. Everything just looks and feels different - a feeling of appreciation that I am able to participate. I'm in a good place between treatments where these are my good days. I feel emotional and trust a lot of you understand.

    12 Answers from the Community

    12 answers
    • GregP_WN's Avatar

      I understand that for sure, my last dx was during Christmas. I will forever look at family and friends, and life differently.

      Thanks for being with us.

      almost 4 years ago
    • Peroll's Avatar
      Peroll (Best Answer!)

      I too understand and think that all of the peole here that have been through at least one Christmas with cancer understand. We give thanks for what we have in terms of support and life. We mourn what we can't do right now, but vow to get better and stronger so hopefully in the future we can again do those things. I try and remember the real meaining of the holidays and try and give back much more that I recieve as I have recieved so much in support and help in my journey. Merry christmas to you and thanks for holding us in your heart as we hold you in ours!

      almost 4 years ago
    • ticklingcancer's Avatar

      I completely understand. I started chemo in Dec of last year and was
      Feeling pretty good come Christmas!! Hope you have an awesome day!!!

      almost 4 years ago
    • sunshinemb's Avatar

      This is my first Christmas not being in treatment; It is truely special and I thank God every day for many blessing he has sent my way. Merry Christmas to you all and to a Happy New Year filled with much love, peace, and health.

      almost 4 years ago
    • cris' Avatar

      This is my 1st Christmas with cancer & I also had my 8th dose of chemo in the morning. I had a wonderful time with family, I have a totally different feeling about everything, I appreciate so much more now. Have a wonderful Christmas & a Happy New Year!!!

      almost 4 years ago
    • Giraffe's Avatar

      This is my first Christmas with the th breast cancer diagnosis. I give thanks every day for my early diagnosis and my family and friends. I am also thankful for WhatNext connection for support. Happy Holidays to everyone.

      almost 4 years ago
    • Carol-Charlie's Avatar

      Yes.. I know just how you're feeling. I was told I had about six months to live in Feb. of 06.... My first thought.... well almost first... was... I've had my last Christmas.. I love Christmas. It took me a few years to get back to the full decorating monster that I am.... Kathy Enjoy your Christmas and look for things you can maybe copy next year when your decorating again. Have a Happy New Year also, and may your 2013 bring you health, happines and joy!

      almost 4 years ago
    • SpunkyS's Avatar

      Kathy, you said it well. Last Christmas I did not expect to be celebrating this Christmas or New Year. The graces and blessings become more and more apparent and my gratitude more open.

      almost 4 years ago
    • Nanc620's Avatar

      There is a certain sweetness today...this being my first Christmas (and NOT my last) with a cancer diagnosis and chemo coming soon. Even though we are following our tradition of being in pjs, relaxing and just enjoying the day I have felt the love...and am sending the love back to each of you.

      almost 4 years ago
    • Beaner54's Avatar

      My Christmas was a different experience.
      I was hoping to have a GREAT one but did not. Last year I had surgery on 12/20 but was home
      for Christmas. I enjoyed that holiday more. ??not sure why.
      Perhaps my expectations of family and friends was too high. It turned out that most of them were
      too busy with their own plans.

      almost 4 years ago
    • Kathy's Avatar

      Thank you for all your responses! I feel like Cinderella and the ball has ended. Taking my steroids and getting ready for tomorrow's chemo! It is also suppose to be my last one.

      almost 4 years ago
    • Kathy's Avatar

      Yesterday was my last chemo!!!!! What a relief. Next is a scan in a few weeks. Thanks for all the support and empathy from all of you.

      almost 4 years ago

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