|club chemo group at the halloween party|
erika- farve reporter, mere-flamingo, sld- lindsay lohan
I think what helped her most was the support she got from friends and family. We set up a web site and had dinners brought in a few times a week. People were more than willing to help out and everyone wanted to contribute in some way. This is a great way to get everyone to participate. I know the cards, e-mails and texts were so nice for her to read, in fact, she said she would send a note to someone now if they had a cold! Throughout all of this I've had people tell me that I've been a good friend to Meredith, my response is that she doesn't have an option to go through this, so her friends don't either. I'm not being a "good" friend, I'm just being a FRIEND. If you're a friend to someone you're there for them during the good AND bad parts and hopefully you can make the hard times a little easier...the good times are the added bonuses. AND as I've said before...you can make these hard times fun. It's ok to laugh about things and make jokes...there's no right or wrong way to talk about cancer. Just be honest and true to your friendship. I remember at the beginning of all of this I kept telling Meredith it would all be over before we knew it and here we are....her hairs growing back, she has all of her free time back and she's ready to move on. I know she's on to great things and will be an inspiration for young women who are diagnosed with breast cancer...I'm so proud of her and am glad we're finishing up the "Cancer Chapter" in her life and are moving on to better things!! Mere's a survivor!!
|she's a survivor!!|