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AHAASAKatie, May 7,  2018  11:24am EST

What "things" do you tell other people?

This past weekend I had the chance to spend precious time with my best friend from college who recently survived a catastrophic illness and is having to completely change her entire life and learn to live a new way; managing new physical limitations and a regimen of medications and supplements to keep her alive. Her situation and the very raw and painful conversations that we had over the weekend regarding her quality of life and what she can expect moving forward were naturally on my mind this morning when I read this poem by David Sarnacki- Things Thrivers tell Survivors. 

Much of what he wrote truly resonated with me and I wanted to share it with all of you and ask what type of conversations do you have with people if and when you talk about your condition or situation?  The older I get, the more I think we all speak much of the same language and have the same fears regardless of our "condition." Much of what David speaks to in his poem we can do...we can breathe, we can keep asking questions, we can walk a new path or explore new areas

So, this Monday morning's question is- what "things" about yourself or "things" that inspire or frighten you do you share with others? 

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  • AshlynnW
    AshlynnW, July 29,  2018  8:08pm EST

    I had a stroke as a child, and I shared that with my best friend. I’m so glad I did! 

  • AHAASAKatie
    AHAASAKatie, July 31,  2018  9:08am EST

    AshlynnW, thank you for sharing and for coming to the Support Network. We are super glad you are here! Best Katie 

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