I have been thinking about blogging this subject for a long time, now. I deal with so many emotions daily in my relationship with Harriett and her cancer, there are always words swirling around in my head asking to be sorted through. Today I have decided to do it.This will become a series of blogs based on my feelings and observations and the factual issues of living with a terminally ill cancer patient. I am going to be brutally honest in what I feel. Because of that, I want to lay some down some guidelines for my readers.First of all, I welcome comments. I am, first and foremost, an attention whore. If I were not, I would be blogging all this privately, but for some reason I don't totally understand, my desire is to just put it out there. That means that I will very likely offend someone at some point because this isn't a pretty topic and my feelings about it are not pretty. So although I welcome and encourage comments, I ask that you please refrain from flaming me if I offend you at some point. If that happens, you are free to exit the blog and not return. Sort of like the "off" button on the TV remote.Conversely, because of the emotions I have regarding this subject, I cannot deal with being put on any kind of a pedestal. There are days when I am mentally flaming myself because of what I am thinking or feeling and to be touted as someone of extreme value when I am feeling that negative makes me feel even worse, knowing inside how extremely far from the mark I am falling. If you don't understand that, please just accept its truth.Encouragment = goodPraise = not-so-goodComprende?Soon I will begin the real meat of this series and I really do encourage your comments. Share your stories and experiences, cry with me, scream with me, pray with me, and hold my hand. Thank you!