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Thread #151941 Message #3557113
Posted By: GUEST,flyingcat(moira)
08-Sep-13 - 07:40 AM
Thread Name: Sarah Morgan (2013 illness) [Update 8 Sep]
Subject: BS: update message from Sarah Morgan
Dear friends, first of all, very heartfelt thanks for all your help. Could you please let other friends of mine (who aren't in this loop) know what the situation / prognosis is? I know they all want to help and also have demanding work and families. In general emails are best as I can read and reply when I am feeling lucid, I'm not always up for phone calls.
The other thing is that people's expectations can be hard to bear. I know everyone means well when they say things like "we can beat this together" or " keep positive and you can fight it" and that puts a huge weight on my shoulders as it is part of my nature to fulfil obligations and not let people down. There is also a line in a song which means much to me about being "wise enough to know when to hold on, and strong enough to let go". I will try to make what choices I have, wise ones, and knowing I have your support will help immeasurably with that.
Thank you all so much. These few weeks have been a huge learning experience for me, and I am finding it hard to imagine what I could have done to have merited so much loving care, and of course it says much more about you, my lovelies, than it does about me!
Lots of love
PS don't be alarmed at this very early time of writing. I'm not lying here being miserably wakeful, but quite cheerfully clear- headed, as I am just at the right point in between doses of woose- inducing painkillers!