Send Cancer a message, literally. Get your feelings off your chest and support from your community. Tell Cancer how you feel.
You came into my life April 16,2013. Who knows maybe sooner but that is when the doctors discovered you and placed me in Emergency Surgery. My body was weak and feagile.I was scared only because I have five kids at home and a wonderful husband. I cried asking why my but you know GOD SAID DONT WORRY ITS NOT YOUR TIME. That is when I started to thank all the ones that took extra care to help me heal and move forward. Here it is 8 months later and I am still 100%cancer free. You may have taken my mother at the age of 52 and my step mother at the age of 54 but I will not back down without a fight. So bring it on would be what I say. I am up for a good fight.
Upon your arrival I was dumbfounded Unsure what to think, unaware of how to feel Progressively you began to take and take what did not belong to you you broke me down and left me in pieces with no words left to say, no thoughts left to process because of you I have changed not to say for the better or for the worse, but different nonetheless you took away my liveliness and a quantity of enthusiasm however, you will never have the supremacy to take away my love for life and the ones around me my aspirations, goals or values style or dignity, courage or character dreams or beliefs sure you have the facility to take my life but you can never take my soul so if that is precisely what you came for this is a goal you will not attain for I know when enough is enough so take what you have and vanish because the truth is that you are unwelcome here or anywhere for that matter and if you must know one thing let it be this you can take away my physical strengths but you will never, ever, ever take my souL Wrote this poem a few years ago. :)
Dear Cancer, When you decided to come into my life in the form of AML, you also decided to give me a horrible mutation that can have a grim ending. I did not let you have that ending. I did not let you have my hair, I shaved it all before you had the chance to take it away. I did not let you have my positive outlook. And I did not let you have my life. I cannot say that you haven't influenced me. But you did for the better. I am choosing a career that will help kids smile when you get them down. I am more appreciative of what I have. I will do more traveling for myself because that hospital room was too small for me. Cancer,if you ever enter my life again you WILL regret it. I will kick your ass again but even harder.
I had cancer in 2009 / 2010 it was to my right tonsil and a secondary lump on the right side of my neck however in 2009 / 2010 I started to have my treatment I had a operation on the 1st April to have right tonsil removed . Then on the 4th may I had to have a gastronomy feeding peg inserted into my stomach . On the 20th of May I started to have radiotherapy every day for 7 half weeks and chemo once a week half way through my treatment I stopped it saying that I had enough at the time I was in hospital for ten days because I kept vomiting my weight plummet from 13 stone to 10 st . I had my treatment in Cambridgeshire England as I was living there at the time . I lost my hair couldn't speak properly . Eat or drink . I was on oral morph and sickness medicine . After mt treatment ended on the 12th July 2010 I moved into my son's home in wigan England . I had to have nurses come in every day macmilan nurse came every week . In 2011 I moved into my own home my hair started to grow back . I had peg feeding tube removed in July 2012 I still have to see the consultant every 3/4 mths . I still have to have pureed or mash food I have to have sips of water to keep my mouth moist as I no longer have salava glands . I have to be careful with what I eat because of choking . I recently asked my gp if I will ever be able to eat what I could before I was ill he said no not now . My speech is still weak . I can no longer drive or go out to enjoy a meal . I have now got other health problems which I have to have a carer to look after me . Sometimes I do feel that I have had enough of everything but then I look at my children and grandkids and think what would they do if I wernt here . I just thought you all would like to read my story . I don't know if anyone out there has had the same as me would be great to hear how you cope with life after cancer .
Dear Cancer. although you have taken a lot of things away from me, my hair, eyebrows, my security and even including my future in the military... you gave me something very special. You gave me Joe. a person i truly believe I will spend the rest of my life with. Shortly after I was done with treatment, he was diagnosed and we met through a site just like this. Thank you for coming into both of our lives, because if you didnt, we wouldnt be in each others lives.
Dear cancer you have taken some really good people in the most sad degrading way. I am going to get aa shirt that says FUCK cancer cuz that is how I feel. Every time I hear about someone passing away I get a fear. Will you come back did they get all of you out of me. I AM MAD sad and scared but you cant ruin my life. We fought and I won. So ya you may bring a bit of fear now and then but I will not let you run my life for one more minute
I need all of your help with something. My stepdad just found out that after 20 years of battling cancer that the cancer has taken over both his lungs and he just needs to enjoy the time he has left which isn’t long. He is one of the greatest guys I know and I want to show him how many people support the battle he fought, people that he doesn’t even know. He loves Starbucks so I am asking if you can please do me a favor. Your next coffee you by at Starbucks have the words Dave, Dave Rocks, Keep Strong Dave (you get the point) written somewhere on the sleeve or cup. Then take a picture with you holding the drink, make it a close up so you can see the words (BIG smiles). You could send me the pic in the email listed below. I am putting a slideshow of all the pictures together for Christmas showing all these people he doesn’t know supporting him. If you could try to have them to me by the middle to end of next week. Thank you so much!! Jen_s_jordan@yahoo.com
Dear Cancer: September 2013 NED (no evidence of disease) - Stage 4 bone/breast/brain cancer. 5 surgeries related to breast cancer, since my original diagnosis in 2009. January 2014 is my 5th year anniversary. I'm still angry with you for not allowing me to work anymore, since my diagnosis in 2009, I was more upset not working than having cancer. We have given each other a run for our money - - but I'm richer and I can see a clearer picture . . your not as strong as you thought you were when you invaded my life. . . I have strength of 10,000 women. You returned in 2012 by trying to hide in my right cerebellum. Then found out you returned to my left breast again - - I lost my left breast 4-20-2012 and had my tumor surgically removed August 6,2013. Still taking my TYKERB medication and getting brain MRI's, but most importantly, I'm alive and on this side of the dirt. Your a weakling. Get bent!
dear cancer, i'm just mad that you made my "normal" problems worse. it was hard enough being a single mother of 3 with an idiot ex husband. mom died of cancer and dad gone a long time ago. now i have to deal with one more problem alone. i'm so tired. just want to sleep with no nightmares about everything i have to take care care of.sigh
Dear cancer, Thank you. Thank you for showing me that I am not weak or feeble minded. Thank you for showing me what is most important in my life. Thank you for showing me the light at the end of the tunnel and that my small daily struggles, while they are still struggles, are nothing compared to you. Thank you for weeding out the not so important things and people and my life and bring forward all the great people and things. Thank you for everyone I met during my battle and after. Thank you for showing me that cancer is not a death sentence, I am still here, along with many many others. That all said, screw off. Here is to never meeting with you again in this life or any others. Sincerely, Cassandra
Dear cancer (i'm not capitalizing you because you don't deserve it), I had you for five years and didn't know because i'm too strong for you. But you wouldn't give up until i couldn't ignore you any more. still you were miss represented, "could be a fatty cyst", "its nothing to worry about, go Home", "biopsy: inconclusive". You did two things, inconvenience me for a while and prove to everyone else how extraordinary I am; i say everyone else because i already knew. I am a super hero! when I think of all the things i did while having you, it makes me laugh to think of how pathetic your attempts to bring me dow were. If stage 4 cancer can't turn me into a pessimist, i don't believe anything can. I'm healing 4 months ahead of schedule for surgery and am virtually unaffected by my radiation treatment. You've never come up against me before, you didn't know what you were getting into and now you are embarrassed at your failure. So scurry away in the glory that is your shame.
Dear Cancer,although you have tried to kill me 5 times since 1985,i told you long ago not to mess with me! Don't try it again because i have no room at all for you in my life.You have done enough damage which i am now paying for ,so please let it be!!My attitude towards you is positiv,that makes me the winner!
I hate you...I had an amazing little life going for myself...You cade once and we surgically removed you...Then you came BACK while I was pregnant...HOW DARE YOU not only come BACK, but try to bring down my UNBORN CHILD....Well, As you know he is 2 yrs old and perfectly happy and healthy...But me...? The treatments I had to endure still has me suffering and fighting every day...EVERY DAY....I am unhealthy and in so much pain...I cant afford insurance so going to the doctor wont help...And when I can go to a doc? They think I just lying for whatever reasons...My physical pain is REAL....My emotional pain is REAL....My daily struggle to live and fight and be happy is REAL....You took all that was good and I have no clue how to get it back...You destroyed my perspective...You destroyed my ability to move and...You made me lose control, now NEEDING to control whatever I can so I feel safe and secure..and still I am left feeling scared, mad and spiteful....I do my best to forget you, like nothing ever happened..But I have constant IN MY FACE reminders all day long of what you took from me....You took from my kids and my husband..They had a happy, smiling mother and wife...One who could go play with them and was ready to take on the world...A wife who made her husband proud..I know he is still proud of me, but I feel he shouldn't be...I am a disappointment in my eyes...I hate you cancer..You killed my mother..You killed my aunt, you killed my grandmother...And you tried to kill me....TWICE...I want YOU to give me back what you took from me and my family..I want you to give back what you took from so many others in this life...You had no right to do what you have done...I don't know if I will be the person I was before you showed up....I hope to be...I am sure its up to me to find my way back..but almost 3 years later I am still lost and blame you...I hate my life now...I dread tomorrow...next week, month and year...I do not want this for the rest of my life...nor for my kids and husband...They deserve to have ME back...I hate you from robbing me of something I had no idea could could be stolen from me...I hate you for showing me I am not as strong as people like to think I am...I hate you with all my heart and soul.....
Dear Cancer, you tried kill me and you almost succeeded...but what you didn't know was that I had a team of family, friends, and doctors behind me. No matter what you threw out at us, we were there waiting for you. Well we're still here, but where are you? I dare you to try again