My life is different now

It has always been more difficult for me to talk about my feelings. I tend to avoid that, so I have tried to do a little better at that. I think it might not look like it from the outside, but I think my life is real different now than it was a year ago. I think I value every day more. I think I try to look at all of minor actions with colleagues, with patients, with Anne, my partner, with friends, and sort of get the nugget of a real personal interaction out of each one of them rather than just sort of getting through the day. There's that shadow there that I think, you know, will always be there. Knowing that I may not have another 30 or 40 years of life. It may just be a short time, and what do I want to do with that time.

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