I’ll always be the cancer person.
But that’s part of the reason I stopped writing at Peyton’s site.
I wanted to have more to me than just being known as the mom of a cancer patient.
That’s part of the blog name “Free Anissa”. It wasn’t meant to imply that I come cheap. I DO have my price, people.
It was about a mental and emotional freedom in what I could write.
Less about HER and more about ME.
That sounds pretty selfish, huh? But true. I needed that.
Then I had the strokes.
I’ve become THAT person again.
That person people turn tof or answers about strokes, handicaps and wheelchairs.
I’ve learned to accept it.
Use the questions, opportunities to teach others that the limitations put on people are often put on them by the one that love them the most. There’s no shame in giving them a reason to be strong and learn what they are capable of doing for themselves.
The eye issues, the paralyzed body, the hearing loss, the learning to write with one hand, the wheelchair. These things don’t define me.
They DO make me THAT person.
I’m good with it. There’s a lot worse to be.