Nov 3, 2016 08:32PM Mariangel43 wrote:
I want to thank five persons that were and still are special during my journey with cancer. First, my brother Nando; he has been all the time during appointments, surgeries, and mealtimes. He didn't go to work when surgeries were on Mondays or Thursdays (of course he called) even though he worked part time; he was there when I needed to move to hospital so early in the morning; he still goes with me to some appointments. He is special and a loving brother.
The second person I want to thank is Mercedes, a friend and sister in faith; She has asked permission in her job to be with me at the hospital when I had surgeries (three down, one more to go). She has stayed until she has been substituted by another caretaker. And besides, she has heard without judging, even when she thought I was wrong, never imposing her opinion, just supporting me.
The third person is Sarah. I have complied with my appointments because she has taken time from her busy schedule and have drove me to the doctor's office. The day after a big blackout, she took me to the doctor's appointment and she went three floors up to see if the doctor was in because I had a fractured foot. She calls me all the time and tells me she is available if I need her.
The fourth person is Maritza, another friend and sister in faith. She is who drives me back from the hospital after the surgery. She prepares me coffee and a sandwich every Sunday and cooks for me from time to time.
The last but not least is Nydia, she is the one who suffers the most because she is the one who stay during night when I am hospitalized. When I wake up from anesthesia I am cranky and hungry. She is the one who gets me the food, helps me to the bathroom, helps me to stand up and when I get upset, she tries to calm me.
I have other friends but these ones have given me the most important gift of all: their presence in moments of need. I will be thankful all my life because these five persons have been near, have held me and most of all, they have not run away like some did when I told them I have cancer. Thank you Lord, because these friends and brother are beautiful jewels in my life.