My mom has Leukemia.
If you look at my Facebook you already know this, but it’s just weird and I feel like I can’t go on and act like other things are important or make posts about anything else until I say that. I keep trying but it’s just this big thing on my mind at almost all times. She has Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia (CLL). They’ll be treating it with an oral chemo drug. And I’m going to try to not talk about it very much. Not because it’s not important to me - it feels like the most important thing right now - but because I don’t want this to become everything about life. Neither does the rest of my family. My mom is a complex person. Her life is full of so many things. This is just one. I don’t want it to become who she is. But it is a part, and this challenge will become part of who our family is, really. So I just wanted to address it.
Anyway, just so we all understand that whatever I talk about next, that’s what’s on my mind (at least a little).