For those that don’t know me long enough, I went through a “set-back” in 2001. I was diagnosed with a debilitating blood disorder & was told to live my dreams now as I only have 12 months before my body would give up.
I then walked home, the loneliest walk thinking why, what & how do I tell my family.
It was not till I saw my then 6 month old Niece in her cot crying, I picked her up & looked at her. She then stopped crying & I realised that I need to be around for a long long time.
It was, die living or live dying..
30 days passed before I shared the news with my immediate family.
Why 30 days? I wanted them to look back the last 30 days & tell me if they noticed anything different, they agreed nothing was different so I said let’s look forward as everything will be good.
I needed my family to know that I had a plan to beat the medical world & all was under control - most importantly, I needed them to hold it together as a family as I will for them.
Over the next few days I shared my situation with friends so as to know what will happen whilst I go through treatment & not to be alarmed when they see me, but to be confident that all will be good.
So every 21st of June (my birthday), I say to my self “LIVE & WEAR WITHOUT CARE” then look for my Niece & Nephew to hold onto as if it were my last chance.
Now you know where “live & wear without care” comes from & why I try & emphasis to not sweat over the details that really doesn’t matter, living well is far more important that dying to find the perfect fitting suit or losing sleep over whether DubMunks fit etc etc.
See you all tomorrow, next week, next month & next year!