We Are Not Alone

My son survived cancer. He is survived an aggressive form of Pre-B Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL) and a cord blood transplant. A month after he turned 3, he was diagnosed. Our family life as been in a whirlwind ever since. To say that we are living normally now, is a big understatement.

Everyone always talks about how life might feel like when your loved one is going through cancer is going to be. But no one talks about life AFTER cancer. I don’t mean the after treatments are done. No one talks about trying to find your normal after they’ve been cured. We always hear and see the stories of the lucky ones. The ones who seem to have it together after they’ve been cured. It seems as if they are able to pick up their lives afterwards right where it left off.

This is where I find myself. I’m still trying to pick up the pieces and glue them back together. Helping my child feel like a “normal” 7 year old. How can I do that? How can my hubby and I try to give him normalcy when he isn’t normal? He’s special. We are coming to terms with this. This is where my journal journey begins. I want everyone to know, we are not alone. We are in it together.

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