One of the first things my oncologist asked my wife and I is how our marriage was. He wasn't being nosy or rude, because after a hellish year of treatments and surgeries, I know exactly why he asked it. Dealing with cancer will test the limits of any marriage, dating relationship or friendship. Many marriages don't make it.
Today's my wife's birthday, and obviously this strip is dedicated to her.
This strip is based on things she told me on a daily basis. It was the fuel that got me through the toughest parts. If I didn't communicate clearly enough in the art: my wife's freakin' amazing, and I don't know what I would have done without her.
If you're newly diagnosed (or deal with any sucky thing) and reading this, don't try to do this cancer thing alone. If you're married, don't try to be 'tough' and push your spouse away. If you're not married, allow friends and family members or a significant other to love you. You're not fooling anyone. This stuff gets hard, and you're going to need a lot of love and encouragement.
If you feel like you don't have anyone to truly help you in this journey, feel free to write me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I can direct you to some awesome support groups that know what you're going through.
No one deserves to go through this, or any challenging thing, alone...especially you!