Hello again TRP. This account has been mostly inactive since my last post to this sub. This is just an update to what happened between and and my girlfriend after the last post, the one that the community seemed to be worthy of the number one spot of /r/asktrp alltime.
Th news is positive and the cancer is fading, slowly and steadily but the doctors say that she is doing much better and the odds of recovery are good.
I'm not sure what I can say. This community helped me a lot. While I may not buy into all of your philosophy and whatnot, the people and advice I got from you all helped a lot. Support was being received for months after that huge post.
This won't be a big post or anything, just a basic overview of the last few months.
It was difficult for a little while and she was distant for a week or so halfway through, before we went on a planned holiday to Florence. After that she really used me as a crutch and I let her, it felt really nice to be needed like that.
I said in my previous post that we were gonna try weed for the first time as we were both weed virgins. This great, too great in fact. We are basically fully flegded stoners now lmfao. The weed helped with the pain apparently too so that's a plus, pretty sure we were baked for like a week straight at one point.
Her family love me. They see me as a saint sent from heaven for all I did for her daughter, and through following you guys' advice i think she sees me as the same. Really close with her dad now as well, fishing trips and the lot.
After all this went down, I think I ended up a better man. It's hard to come to terms with the vey strong possibility of losing someone like that, and even harder to readjust after finding out things are likely to get better. There is still a chance she could get worse and pass but it's far lower now. Way more hope than before. I guess it helped me not worry so much about the future and live more in the moment. Be more present.
Not sure how to wrap this up. I guess I owe you all a very big thank and a special thanks to the top commenter, /u/Chrysoscelis, as his comment was a corner stone in my strength throughout this whole chapter. I'm not the most redpill dude out there and I'm definitely way softer than some of you dudes here, but you guys helped me loads and I couldn't be more grateful. Much love.
Link to original post: https://www.reddit.com/r/asktrp/comments/5fay8s/my_girlfriend_has_cancer_and_will_likely_die_in/
if there are any grammatical or spelling mistakes let me know
EDIT: I'm out on the town with my girlfriend and some mates, I posted this because I needed to celebrate this with the community that helped me so much, replies will be both slow and selective.