#784: Let's Hug
A few days ago, armed with the best of intentions (I know, the road to hell and all that), I decided that I wanted to thank all the people who have stopped in and commented since my diagnosis on May 11, 2007. I naïvely thought that I would be able to put together a list of those commenters in no time, because it is the same ones over and over, right? I was so very wrong.
Over the last three months, way more than a ton of people dropped in and left notes, and I am a freak who, once I found myself hip deep in hand-coding links to everyone, could not stop. I thought to myself: Sure, I have gone cross-eyed in one afternoon of obsessive research through my archives and typing, but I can't quit now! That would make everything I've done meaningless! And so, in my usual obsessive style, I persevered for three days. My vision is blurry and the joints in my fingers are stiff, but the list is done, by which I mean Thank You, because the last three months have been some of the most difficult of my life, damn cancer for being such a bitch, and now that I am just over a week away from going back to work, I am looking back and realizing how much having all of you peoples peopling my comments has meant to me. All your words, from encouraging me to stay strong to simply giggling over a video, have helped to bring me along through some really difficult afternoons, and I am grateful.
Here you are, all the last three months of you. Thank you!
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