[serious] They say everyone we meet is fighting a battle we know nothing about… so we should always be kind. What battle are you fighting?

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I don’t know but I feel like I’m losing.


Diagnosed with 2 different types of cancer this year. And surgery, radiation. Starting to recover and figuring out what life will be like from here on out as I turn 40 in 3 months. Edit: woke up to so many encouraging words! Thank you so much. I’ve been extremely lucky with everything so far. I still have a lot to learn about my diagnosis of Mesothelioma and what it will exactly mean for me, but I’ve had a very encouraging result on my recent scan. Meeting with my oncologist this week and hopefully I will learn more.


My kid is dying. Incurable, fatal disease. My wife and I decided to tell no one, not even family, because at that point our little boy will find out, and why does he need to know? He just needs to be a little boy and enjoy the life he has. EDIT: Wow. I’m not a big poster and have never had a response like this. You all are awesome. Your kind words and thoughts mean more than you can imagine. He’s 9 years old and has Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. It means his muscles are slowly dying. He’s weak and continuing to get weaker. Typical progression is that he will be unable to walk and be confined to a wheelchair sometime around age 12-13, and then his lungs and heart will stop working sometime around 20-25. Right now he’s a happy little guy who just seems like he’s un athletic. We tell him he has sick muscles (we see a lot of doctors, he’s been in clinical trials, etc). Sometime in the next few years it will become obvious and we will tell him what’s really going on. Doesn’t seem like there’s any hurry on that though. Again thank you all. Just talking about it here is cathartic, and I am grateful for your love and kindness.


It’s been a while since my husband died and no one talks about him anymore, it’s as though he never existed but I still grieve for him every single day. Edit: GOLD Thank you kind stranger.


Going through methadone treatment while my two brothers are still using drugs. I’m clean now but it’s still a tough battle, especially because we live together. I appreciate all the support and kind words reddit peeps. I’m in the middle of tapering down already, 30 mg left, and if anyone is facing a similar struggle just know YOU CAN DO IT! You’re the master of your own destiny.