It is kind of an interesting thing going through Christmas while you are getting treatment. You go up to the clinic and see all the other patients at different stages in their treatment too, and in my case you are just happy to be where you are. I am really so grateful to have Katie and my family looking out for me. It is easy to get into a negative funk and start feeling bad for yourself, but with so many people around that I love and care for I am blessed to to not get too discouraged. To sum it up, something strange about cancer helps you to be a little more grateful for the simple things in life, and makes worrying about being stuck in traffic or holiday drama seem quite trivial. Not that I don't get stressed out too, but hopefully it isn't as intense as it was before. I want to say thank you as well for everyone who has expressed concern for us and helped us out in any way at all, especially the mystery Sigma Chi brother- we didn't get a chance to thank you but I can't say how kind and thoughtful that was. We really have been the recipients of so much love, which is amazing to be a part of, especially at this time of year. We hope everyone has a fun and safe new years and look forward to a more relaxed 2010.
Love Brandon and Katie