This was heartbreaking and incredibly well told. I remember during a similarly tough time, having to check in with a nurse before a doctor’s appointment. She was nice to me. It brought me to tears, because it had been a fairly long while since someone in my life was nice to me. Sometimes it doesn’t take much to cue that immediate emotional love when you’re starved of it. She could have easily been a robot and I would have thanked her just as much for caring.