I have a strangely particular “skill” of being able to remember dates of things that happened and of being able to hear a date and know what day of the week it falls. Tom used to call me “The Human Calendar”.

As you can imagine, this particular skill can be a blessing and a curse.

Seven years ago today, in 2017, Tom had the scope that found the tumor.

There are moments where you just immediately know that your life will never be the same.

I will never forget the feeling sitting in that consultation room that day and hearing the doctor say the word “tumor” over and over.

The memory of being told we needed to find an oncologist.

I can tell you that was not at all what I was expecting to hear that day.

There are no words that can explain or recall everything I was feeling in those moments. Seven years later, recalling those memories still stings and brings back that awful, helpless feeling.

This month is full of these date memories and I am just so thankful for the love and support of the people in my life.


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