I may have mentioned my friend, Chris, in previous posts. She has M.S. and last year suffered a stroke. She has been blogging about the stroke and how it has affected her life at Who Stole My Brain?
Another friend was recently diagnosed with an aggressive form of bladder cancer and has taken up blogging as a way to keep his prodigious network of friends and family up-to-date on his progress.
As you know, I have a less-disciplined approach to blogging; I write about anything that’s on my mind. This week, the two friends I mentioned are very much on my mind. Since one blog is not for public consumption, I can only offer to share Chris’ with you.
Here’s how her most recent post starts:
When I was first diagnosed with M.S., I realized it was my last chance to learn to play tennis. I told this to a friend of mine who also had M.S., and she told me that when she was diagnosed, she used it as an opportunity to give up playing tennis, and was happy for it.
I went on to play competitive tennis for several years, kept doing it until I broke my arm, kept playing very competitive softball until I couldn’t walk after the games, kept riding my bicycle until I couldn’t—well, let’s just say that it’s not true that once you learn you never forget.
This week, instead of writing my own blog, I’m suggesting you read Chris’ latest post, Throwing in the Trowel. It will help you remember that even when life is bad, it beats the alternative.