Let's treat this as a really long slow clap for life partners.
I seriously cannot say enough.
Steve knows that I live and die by WebMD diagnosis, so naturally he did not take me seriously when I did multiple breast exams in bed late at night, or exercised my google finger to the point of exhaustion.
I would add, "Because what if I have Breast Cancer?" to the end of every sentence, and he would laugh and roll his eyes like he always does.
You never think you are going to be that person walking into that waiting room completely healthy, and walking out with a diagnosis.
Even though Steve doesn't always take my self diagnosis tactics seriously, he takes being there for his wife very seriously.
People ignore the spouse or partner in the equation after a diagnosis/illness, and I am here to be a full on advocate for these people.
What people don't see is the other person holding the head of the patient while they cry for countless hours, or the numerous runs to the store for more Gatorade, or leaving work early for every single doctor's appointments big or small.
Their lives change too. How easy it is to forget that in all of the hoopla.
Fact is, I do not know what I would do without this dude in my life. He has been a big part of my recovery and my positive attitude towards all of this.
Dyba, if you are reading this, THANK YOU. You have no idea how you have helped me heal and continue to heal every single day.