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Dear Cancer: I'm not angry with you but our separation has reminded me what an impact you made on my soul. I grew complacent with life... forgetting about everyday adventures and taking life for granted. I was happy in my own little world. Then you came for a visit and everything changed... for the better! Did I cherish the loss of my beloved breasts? No, but you showed me how to love myself as I am and my confidence soared as never before! I'm covered in scars (11 if we want to be technical) yet I've never felt more beautiful. Did I love the chemicals coursing (still) through my body? No, but I learned I looked absolutely amazing with no hair! Who knew I have such a perfectly shaped head? Oh, and the loss of eyelashes were tempered with not shaving or waxing so we're good there. You could have warned me the steroids would make me fat though. That was weird. Did I love the constant vomiting? Nope, but though you stole every ounce of energy I had I still had kids to raise. I still worked. I still had a life. I found determination and used it to go camping, paint balling, and date. You've been gone for almost a year and though I'm not sorry I want to say thank you. Thank you for reminding how to be amazing. Thank you for reminding me how to be an example to my children. Thank you for reminding me even the littlest adventures count. Thank you for reminding me I'm a fighter. And most of all... thank you for reminding me to live. As always, Lisa
Damndest Cancer, You thought you could sneak into my life unnoticed. I fought you once before; I threw you out, and gave up what I needed to leave you without a resting place to spread your chaotic death disguised as life. You stole into my life and body invisibly, silently, uninvited. But you can't have it. My body and my spirit have no place to tolerate you. My body is not my enemy, it has not betrayed me. You are the enemy, cancer, and you try to fool the world. You come to steal health, happiness, hope, future, present, childhood, peace, confidence, strength. You come to spread your fear, despair, chaos, and destruction. It's time for you to return to the depths of hell you squirmed out of. You are a grotesque, self-indulgent, narcissistic, devil. I'll fight you again now. And again, I'm not alone. What you didn't count on is the determination,talent, and compassion of hosts of scientists, researchers, caretakers, doctors; the love, support, prayer, caring of family and friends that together will never let you rest in this world until you are destroyed. "I know who goes before me, I know who stands behind. The God of angel armies is always by my side."
Dear Cancer....you came to steal, destroy and kill but you didn't succeed....in fact, you made me stronger. I love more deeply now, live life more fully and am determined to WIN this battle. I am on guard...watching and getting myself so strong in every way that if you try to reenter, or grow in any way you will lose! My God is bigger than you and He's on MY side! I am not thankful for you but I am thankful for how I have grown as a result of your crazy entry into my life.
#DearCancer you permanently took away my right breast and lymph nodes which left me an ugly reminder of my battle with you (huge scars). You temporarily took my dignity, my hope, my life and my faith away. However, slowly but surely I am coming back. It's not easy because I lost who I was because of you. Redefining myself is hard but not impossible so I will come back! I promise, I will to kick your ass if YOU ever come back! Cancer, you will never take my dignity, hope, faith nor my life again!!!
Dear Cancer, you have taken away my right to bare my own children. You have scarred me for life. You have temporarily taken away my vanity. The one thing you can never take away from me is my happiness and my overall will to live. I plan to build my body back up so that I never have to meet you ever again. I control what goes in my body and I am going to do whatever it takes to keep you out of it. Fuck you cancer!!! I have you, you do not have me!!!!
Dear Cancer, It was bad enough that you came after me...you lost. Now you've come after my husband and even though he will lose his life soon because of you, you haven't won. You think you're so big, but our God is WAY bigger. Take that...
Where do I begin? Ummm..I hate your fucking face. The day before my daughter turned 6 you show the fuck up. Stage 3..over my heart.. Baseball sized. You kept me chained to a hospital bed for 2 months. I also missed my son's first birthday BTW. You threw everything at me to fail. Collapsed lungs,5 surgeries including open heart.. The best one.Thanks for the scars. Every 31 year old wants to be a zipper club member. You took my spirit,hope,love of life and tried to keep it. Well I got it back. I got rid of you 15 months ago. I got me back slowly. My kids got me back. I'm bigger..you are nothing. I'm going to see 33 next month. Your not invited. Ta,larissa
After 8 years of thinking I was OK,here you come in Dec.2013 that you had returned back with a vengeance, but guess what I am fighting harder this time because I refuse to let you take me out..God has my back and you can't defeat that.so just know I am fighting for my life. Kiss Off!
Well, of course you had me really really scared at first... But I had wonderful doctors; family and friends that supported me; and most of all the good Lord who gives me strength. Actually, I have never felt so much love in all my life!!! And I am much closer to the Lord now and give Him all praise, honor, and glory for helping me to defeat you twice!!!