It doesn't, really. I realized after giving a summary of the events of the last 15 years of my life to a friend I haven't spoken to since high school, that my life, on the outside, really seems a little bleak. I promise you, it is anything but.
Yes, I have gotten new, relatively serious, medical diagnoses, I have lost very dear loved ones, some very dramatic events have occurred to other dear loved ones, but I'm still here.
I am married to an AMAZING man, have and awesome kid, have people who love me beyond measure. Those loved ones I've lost? I have millions of great memories of them to tie me over till I see them again. The medical stuff, while not curable, is treatable. I have made many new friends that will always have my back, and have welcomed back friends that weren't in the picture for awhile.