Grief is an interesting thing. There is really no way around it even if we avoid it for a time to give ourselves a break. It is always there waiting for us to grapple with. If you have found yourself in my shoes or should you in the future I would say if you avoid grief to give yourself a break .... that's okay, but don't fear it. Embrace the journey with grief as your partner for a time. As we embrace it, walk with it, breathe it, taste it, smell it .... grief will slowly begin to lose it's grip and power over us.
Those of you battling lymphoma or have a loved one battling, know that my heart and spirit are with you. Have courage and take heart. Share your stories to inspire and lift each other up. You will be strengthened.