Its been 3 years to the day since I wrote this.
As we’ve been doing before this happened, and after this happened, we are going to a TSO concert on the anniversary of the surgery. Its an affirmation of sorts.
I can tell you that 3 years in, it has changed me in some fairly profound ways … I no longer take some things for granted. I try to spend more time with the family, do more things with them. I waste less time with trivialities.
Only two more years to go and we can call ourselves “survivors”.
Randall Munroe of xkcd fame has, again, done a fairly awesome job of illustrating what goes through your mind as a family member of a survivor. I think Randall and Megan hit their 5 year mark soon. The comic called two years really nailed it.