How do you tell your friends you are in the hospital with cancer when you are in so much pain, doped up on several medications, and your eyeball is literally being pushed out
of your head by a tumor? Well, John took care of a lot of my phone calls, but I did try to contact a few on my own.
text in particular stands out. I had just been hospitalized and they where beginning chemotherapy, and I realized that I was supposed to attend a good friend's wedding in a couple of days. I sent a text to our mutual friend, Rebecca, who I've known since high
school. It read “Hi, I'm in the hospital with cancer will you let Thayer know I won't be able to make it to her wedding.” For some reason I didn't anticipate that I would have to elaborate on that text further. Within seconds my phone was buzzing
right off the bedside table.
A few other friends of mine received similar texts. I sent one out that said, “Hey, I came down with cancer and I'm in
the hospital. Talk to you later.” I thought that if I addressed it casually like I had the flu or something maybe people wouldn't be so worried. Well, it was good in theory.
This is a thank you to my all of my wonderful friends. Thank you for all of the support and prayers. Thank you to those who barged their way into my hospital room, because the term 'no visitors' doesn't apply to you (you know who you
You never make a vow to your friends. You never say “in sickness and in health.” Maybe, that's because you don't have to.