And yet all of that wouldn’t be possible without friends.

I’m very lucky to have such a lovely absolutely lovely friends. I cannot even express in words how much they’ve done to me. I wouldn’t exist and keep going without them. I’m not going to name them here, but if you ever read it – thank you. I’ve said it personally many times. But friends make it possible.

At the beginning I was overwhelmed with the help I was offered. I would never go through that time without support. Never. And I know when the time goes, people have their own things and lives… but there are still few who are there.

There is a Polish saying, which I’m not sure I can translate correctly but it says: “Friend is who stays when everybody else leaves” and that’s true. Friends stay. You know if someone cares. It’s not about naming what they’ve done. It all counts. From evening conversations via What’s app, through coffees and endless chats about the same stuff over and over again, through coming to see me in the middle of the night and helping. It all counts. A little message every now and then to ask how you feel. Listening. Understanding. Advice. It all really very counts.

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