H. Nemesis Nyx— thank you so much for your encouraging response, and for sharing your own experiences. Your eloquent comparison to being a cancer survivor really resonates, and it goes to show both the acute depth of your experience and your talent as a writer.
The comments from survivors on this piece saying that it resonated with them have brought me this indescribable feeling as a writer, like, wow… feeling utterly humbled and lifted up at the same time. You’re the heroes in this story. ❤