Relationships are also tough to develop after the illness due to the emotional, mental, and physical changes in the body. Self-esteem plummets as well.
But some relationships grow stronger. And not only those between two lovers, but those between other family members, too. My two daughters, both of whom I am so very proud, are grown and on their own. But they have stood with me, by me, and supported me all through this illness and in life in general. They gave me this ring a few years ago as a symbol of our love. It has our birthstones, mine in the middle with theirs hugging mine. It is the only ring I wear. I love you, my daughters, and thank you for being there for me.
Happy Valentines Day.