• Not sure how i feel about going to high school reunion...

    Asked by Jackie on Saturday, June 23, 2012

    Not sure how i feel about going to high school reunion...

    Back in 1987, I was diagnosed with leukemia in February of my senior year and missed the last 5 months of school. My treatments and bone marrow transplant that followed were anything but easy and for a while I was living hour to hour. Now, it is 25 years later and I have a family, home, job and things are good...and the high school reunion is being planned for September of this year. I'd like to go to see everyone but when I think of going, I find that it brings back memories of the difficult times when I was sick instead of any good times I had during high school so I'm leaning toward not going. Just wondering if anyone has avoided situations even though not directly related to illness...

    2 Answers from the Community

    • PhillieG's Avatar

      Hi Jackie,
      If I had bad relationships with many classmates I might not go but if I had healthy relationships I'd definitely go. I would think many would be very happy to see you healthy but I'd be prepared for reliving parts of the health scare.
      Good luck!

      almost 9 years ago
    • GregP_WN's Avatar

      Just me, but I would go to celebrate. Celebrate that you have made it through, you beat the odds, beat cancer. Your true friends will be glad to see you, glad to see that you made it through. You will be an inspiration to many people and not even know it. People will admire your determination, gritt, and the fact you are a survivor. Lot's will never tell you that they do, but others will.
      I say go, and enjoy.

      Best of luck to you!!

      almost 9 years ago

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