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Dear Darling Cancer, I made you my best friend - thought about you night and day. And that way you got way less scary. Keeping you, my enemy, close, I realised you needed me for your own survival. You are so co-dependant, like nothing else, and weak because of it. If I die, you die so your game is stupid. When you realise that you get even weaker and I get your strength. Sucked in! We were an inseparable couple, but you were not my better half. I focussed on you til I realised I wanted to focus on my Self and my body instead. I did stuff that makes me feel free and beautiful. Stuff that made my world beautiful, like swinging on the swings in the kids playground. And that earned me my continued mental wellbeing by creating peace of mind. Beauty is one of the medicines of the soul, or so said Walt Disney and I believe him. Through you I learned to listen - to know the difference between emptiness, compassion and silliness. I can still hear the truth of a thing because of the skills I learned through your presence. I discovered I have a voice because of you, and that voice is worth hearing. That internal voice saved my life, destroyed you, and now I'm coming up to 22 years post 3-month prognosis. You might be the most horrible thing roaming the entire universe, but you're powerless over a well made up mind living with a peaceful soul.
Dear Cancer, I almost gave in and let you win without trying to fight. I know that I'll never forget what you did to me, even with me losing my memory. I hate you for taking the life away that I had planned and almost taking everything from me. But 13 years later I'm still here. I did fight back, and kicked your ass. You may have taken my sports career away, given me constant pain in my knee, cause nightmares all the time, and make it hard to have a "normal" life, but cancer all I have to do now is look at my 2 and a half month old son that I was told I'd probably never be able to have and it all goes away. I win. I still struggle daily, but I will never give up. P.S. fuck you for taking my friend, my classmate, and my grandma this past year.
We go back a ways. We've been through three big waltzes together and each time I've become a more caring, complete human being. Stupid sometimes--like, even with my history of ovarian cancer, I put off getting a colonoscopy for a solid decade. As of yesterday I screwed up my courage and got the test over with...and I'm okay. It's all just for today, and, believe me, cancer, I know that. I've never experienced fear to equal cancer fear. It brought me to my knees many times. But here I stand, fiercer than ever, with the luxury of being afraid I'll never find another job. Wow! I have been in Cancerville long enough to know that my cancer posse are the most loving, generous, courageous people in the world. This is our voyage. You are in my heart. Love to all! anne
I thank you because you are an eye-opener . I know who are my real friends. I am thankful that you walk in into my life because I've met 2 beautiful people that walks in into my life when everyone walks out. I thank you cancer because you gave me new perspective in life. You gave me strength and you changed into a better person. You gave me the gift on how to forget and move on. But still you suck!
Dear cancer, You are not stronger then me although I'm not foolish enough to think that you couldn't kill me. You taught me gratitude , compassion, and love but you also taught me fear like I never knew existed and anger and humility . You took away my ability to have another child , I continue to grow more angry with that with each passing day but I already had an amazing one so ha I beat you to it. You didn't kill me you just made me stronger so eff you ! I win. For now!
Dear Cancer, You thought you would beat me. You thought I was weak and wouldn't fight, even after you tried to kill me through radiation because I refused chemo. I was and still am stronger than you! I beat you! I beat the odds! when I was diagnosed, I had just turned 41. Was given a death sentence of 18 months max, even after surgery and treatment. I am fixing to have my 2 year anniversary of being diagnosed and my 1 year anniversary of being told I was totally cancer free! I have baffled my doctors and the specialists at Johns Hopkins. No one can explain how I conquered you. I think it was because I wasn't going to let you win. I wasn't going to just lay there and let you control me, define who I was. Yeah, I have to do some things differently now, but I am alive, I am healthy and feel better than I have in years! You hear that cancer?????? Yeah, I'm talking to you! You didn't win, I'm still here, I'm still standing strong. You didn't break me! I have a strong support system that still go with me to the doctors, still celebrate with me when I get regular lab results back. Anyway, I just wanted to tell you you picked the wrong woman to tango with this time! The two weeks of chemo did the most damage to my body. sincerely, A victor of your game!
Dear Cancer, I'm coming up on a year of being Cancer Free. I don't yet have the courage to say screw you, but you have taken too many. Great and non-great. Stars and fans. Families, loved ones, young and old. I hope you know you are on the endangered species list. Those of us that live with you may have a bit of Chemo-brain, we're tired and achy, or we just are using you as a take off point to make our lives more important. Okay, I was wrong, SCREW YOU!!!! We continue to fight and live.
Cancer you are my curse and you are my blessing. I hate what you've done to my body & mind! I love what gifts of insight and inspirations you've giveare. You aren't stronger than my bipolar and you're not stronger than my big beautiful heart. You still suck!
Dear Damned cancer, You still can't catch up with me and I will never make it easy for you by giving up. I'll leave out all the curses and hate I feel for you for what you've done to myself and all those before me. I may go down some day, but not without a fight !!! Pancreatic cancer is my battle, and if your expecting an easy win, you thought wrong. Old Iron Dave
Dear cancer, you suck! I made fun of you every chance I could and now, supposedly it worked because my oncologist says I'm cancer free after my recent PET scan. I had colon cancer stage 3c so I was close to not surviving. I've thought a lot about my life and possible death. I've met some of the most amazing people including Dov Siporin who was given 6 months to live and survived 7 years and is still fighting. His sense of humor has been an inspiration for many people with cancer. I am going back to work in 3 weeks. The company I work for makes the ports that I received my chemo through and I know how dedicated these brilliant people are and they helped save my life and have been so supportive with cards and emails throughout the entire time. We even had a "celebrate life" party and over 70 people came. See cancer? You can't take me yet. My kids are in their teens and they need me. And I need them. One thing that I'm having a tough time with is survivor guilt. I recently lost a friend from my support group who was only 24. And I have several other friends with stage 4 cancer that won't live much longer. I'm the only one that could bring champagne to our group meeting to celebrate being cancer free. I regret celebrating but I was so happy at the time but survivors guilt hit me hard.
Dear Cancer, two weeks from today I will be officially eleven years cancer free! I know that it's a huge accomplishment and that I should be happy but I can't help to think of all the bad things this year as my friends and family I have so much going on for them. I have had a couple of friends get married this year and couldn't be happier for them but it makes me cry as well because I get told all the time that no one is good enough for me and at the same time no one wants to date the girl who had cancer. No one wants to date the girl who can't run because the chemo wrecked my bones. The only time I get recognize is if I need help walking up stairs or help carrying things. No one wants to be with the person I became after having cancer. It hurts so much that people compare cancer to what they see in movies. I love the movie the fault in our stars but that we would never really happen. People don't fall in love while having cancer or my favorite is when people say lance Armstrong had cancer twice and is back out there riding his bike when I can't even run. I know everyone's case is completely different I just wished that I was recognized for what I did and that somebody would give me a chance!