Thursday, October 29, 2009

I'm OK

A few people have expressed support and concern after some of my recent posts. I just want to let folks know that I am OK. Honest!

Before I had cancer, I had up days and down days. My down days were usually because of something that happened at work, or a disagreement with a friend or family member, or even because they didn’t have double bacon cheeseburgers at McD’s as advertised (there’s a story there…).

That hasn’t changed. However, my down days are more likely to be related to my health, simply because that’s where I’m at right now.

I won’t deny that I’ve felt sadder and more reflective since Sue Hendler’s death, even though I knew it was coming for some time. But overall, I think my spirits are pretty good. I’ve had good results with the current treatment and very few side effects. So please don’t worry (Mom!).

Do you think it’s best to be honest and open about the ‘dark days’ or do you tend to protect others by always trying to appear ‘up’? Please leave a comment and let me know what you think.


jennifer said...

Yes, I do believe that it's good to be open, honest and sharing your thoughts and feelings. First of all, this blog is yours and for you!
Although people reading it may sometimes feel awkward or not sure of what to say or do, the primary reason for the post on your blog is for you! It will probably help them understand your feelings even better and make it easier for them to deal with it.
Most( at least many) that read your blog are your friends/family and they do want to know how you feel.
Chris, you are only human after all, right? :)
I could go on, but we'll probably discuss this in person anyway ...
Only my thoughts, but I thank you for sharing yours with me!

Trudy said...

hi chris.
your honesty--describing your view of your ups and downs--is what makes this blog worth coming back to time and again. because its "what is" in your life. so please--don't hold back or censor yourself. in your own way you are a wonderful teacher so don't stop cause you get a little flak every now and then... most of us live this life thinking that they'll live forever (or just about). your approach often seems full and reasonably well grounded. i hope you carry on just the way you wish. all the best, t

Anonymous said...

hi Chris
I'm glad that you can express yourself the way that you do. It helps me to get in touch with my own feelings. a