**I believe this post goes for any medically fragile child or traumatic experience or tragedy anyone faces; however I can only speak from the childhood cancer perspective**
There are some things veteran childhood cancer families tell you at the beginning of your childhood cancer treatment that you take seriously. Like “It will be hard” “They will puke a lot” “You will be tired” “Childhood Cancer Sucks” “This will change you” and so on. But then there are the things you brush off. The things like “Ask for help” “Take breaks, you will need them” “Childhood Cancer is hard on a marriage” and “You will lose friends and family over this”.
I thought “What? I’ll lose friends because my twins have cancer? How can that even happen? All of our friends have been so supportive. More than supportive. Without us even asking they’ve thrown fundraisers, made meals, watched babies, brought/sent care packages, checked in via facebook/email/phone/text. Our friends have helped carry us through the hardest thing we’ve ever faced. How would we lose them?”