It’s around 6pm on Wednesday april 17th 2013. As I sit down to write this post it has been 5 years almost to the minute since I was admitted into the hospital. My life had changed forever, I would be in the hospital for the next 4 days. There have been many ups and downs over the last 5 years. I have made many mistakes and have concurred many a mountain. I have never once wanted to use my plight as an excuse for the things I do. People I have known for years and see regularly don’t even know.
If you had asked me then if I would see 2013 I would have probably chuckled, I didn’t think there was a chance in hell. In fact I don’t know if I even cared. I was living like I was dying! Don’t get me wrong I had plenty of fun, living by the motto “too much fun, no such thing” I like to tell people that you live life through the windshield and not the rear view mirror, but I forget to tell them that it’s good to reflect on the good, bad & ugly that you see when you check out the rear view. For me that means looking back and seeing that I was sleep walking through my life like what I see through the windshield doesn’t matter.
Today I make a promise, if only to myself, that I will try harder to live like life is never going to end. Work harder, eat healthier, help other more. I owe that to myself & to my friend/family
5 years ago today I was admitted to the hospital for what was quickly diagnosed as chronic myelogenous leukemia, I feel lucky to be here!
P.S. it was warmer that day!