Every time I check my aol email it seems I have emails from people who have read my blog and are keeping up with my story in some way shape or form.
Tonight I got a particularly moving email from a woman named Lucie. She did not have an ameloblastoma but she found my blog and for some reason the way she spoke to me just made me realize that what I am doing here is helping people to find someone to relate to, a way to know they are not alone in how they are feeling no matter what they are dealing with. And for me as well. I find every day that I must remind myself that I am not the only person out there who has had to deal with something that has changed their life forever. Whether it be an ameloblastoma, a person who is recently diagnosed with cancer, someone who has been in a car accident and had to have their leg amputated, or even someone who has had to have a mole on their face removed that has left scars- everyone has to deal with something medically-related in their lives that changes who they are or how they percieve their lives to be forever in some way...
We had a man recently on the yahoo ameloblastoma board who wrote that he had had a stroke as well as an ameloblastoma. He is now having a hard time writing and using one whole side of his body. But he reminded us that we are still alive to enjoy this life with our family and friends. It may not be life as we always pictured it to be, or a perfect one, but life could always be so much more difficult or horrible than what we are going through, although it is human nature to think we must be going through or have gone through the worst there is out there.
So thank you to everyone, for once again reminding me to be thankful that I am here to be with my family and friends, and also for allowing me to speak to you with this blog even if its for a very short time. Thank you for the emails letting me know that you have been keeping up with me and wanting to know how I am. Every time I get one I feel very much blessed that there are people out there who care so much about a stranger from California who is dealing with medical problems and chose one day to write about them online in the hopes that she would be able to find some kind of healing in the process.
And she has.
Thanks especially for your touching email, Lucie from Quebec, Canada!