I was talking with a friend the other day about how some people are having a hard time knowing what to say to me since finding out about the cancer. My friend reminded me that “cancer is something you are dealing with and it’s not who you are”.So here is my advice to those who may not know what to say. Say anything. A simple “I’m thinking of you” is fine. Or “I hope you are having a good day today”. Or even a good curse word to cheer me up like “F$@! Cancer! You can do this!” An email or text is fine with maybe something like “here’s a little something to brighten your day” with a picture of your cute kids, pets or a funny joke. And don’t forget to tell me how you are doing.I am comfortable talking about my treatment and will share as much information as you would like. It is also okay not to ask.The last thing I want to do is make anyone uncomfortable or sad or give you cause to worry. Since starting all of this I realize that I do get much of my positive attitude from my family and friends. Just knowing you are there and checking in on me gives me so much strength.And here’s a photo of a sock puppet wearing glasses. You’re welcome.