Send Cancer a message, literally. Get your feelings off your chest and support from your community. Tell Cancer how you feel.
You've been a shadow, always keeping me on my toes. You were close to consuming me but I escaped from your grasp and have no intentions of ever letting you come close to me ever again. You've taught me a lesson in having a better perspective of my life, of never taking it for granted and to cherish every single day. I'm learning to accept, to move forward, which means keeping you behind me. You might have been a part of my life once upon a time, but that time is over. I kicked you out seven years ago, soon going on eight, and I couldn't be happier.
Gotcha!!! In 2010 I was 65 years old and was diagnosed with stage 3 you in my throat. I thought" wait a minute! I survived 25 years in the U.S. Army, 3 combat tours in Vietnam as a Green Beret, 214 parachute jumps and you think you're going to kick my ass? What a joke. Now I can add surviving radiation therapy twice a day for seven weeks, chemo therapy once a week for seven weeks, eating through a feeding tube for six months, losing 102 lbs. in five months and going through 18 months of recovery. Now four and a half years later I'm free of you, healthy, working out 3 times a week and eating regular foods (yeah, I forgot that you took my taste buds for almost 2 years). But as I predicted, I'm tougher, I won and I work hard to stay that way. One of my missions in life is to be an inspiration to others who are fighting you and help them stay positive so they too can beat your butt. Anyone in the battle can feel free to contact me...we're all winners and will beat this thing.
I feel like Im a few feet from the finish line and just know if you get in my way, I will run you over and stomp on your face. Don't mess with me Cancer, Im not a girl you can hold down and control. Yes, you've interrupted my life, took my hair, my breasts, added many scars, caused pain, aches and sleepless nights but this is all temporary. I will regrow my hair, get better breasts, get back in shape, sleep through the night again and get back to my daily grove without interruption. You lose Cancer I WIN! Cancer 0 Anna 3
dear cancer you interrupted my life change it all around made me so sick I don't want to live anymore but you removed people out of my life who didn't need to be there you restore my faithyou change me to a completely different woman with different views on life but I have unshakable faith in Jesus and he always has my back and you did not win I'm better I'm stronger and I'm bigger than you I'm a hundred pounds lighter but I'm 200 pounds stronger so next time you chat about on me you better ask somebody God got my back and he's stronger than you so I like the demon you are I rebuke u and send you back to the pits of hell from which you came from No weapon formed against me shall prosper including you! Thank God I don't look like what I been through!
Dear Cancer, We already know you will not win this. I just wonder where you can from, and why my life was turned upside down. I was on a road to success that I thought was going to continue. Now, I am home from work, struggling with cabin fever, had to stop going to graduate school for now, and become completely paralyzed by this disease on some days. The Lord is my strength, and I am committed to finding my way back to my new normal, after you are completely eliminated from my life, never to be seen again. Nice try, but you messed with the wrong chick!
One year ago you tried to take my life. 6 days prior I had just had my baby girl, and the day before a birthday. Little did you know I would fight you. It took almost everything in me to keep going, but there is no one greater and more powerful than God and with one snuff of a hand, you were kicked to the curb. You may come back again one day, and I will fight you again with everything I have. You have tried to rob me of my future, but The Lord has provided me with a new road map. I see life in different bold colors now, I welcome the sun and the fresh air and rain. I am excited with birthdays, as it reminds me I am getting older and still alive. What you have done cancer is reminded me to SURRENDER ALL to God alone. I have learned to not sweat the small stuff, live life for today and give all my worries to God. I love much much more and am that much louder. So thank you for what you have taught me, but you can go now - PERMANENTLY!!!
Cancer, As much as you'd like to see me stay down, I'm sorry but you picked a fight with the wrong girl. You are going DOWN!!! I refuse to be bullied by you. Sure you took my hair and loss my shape, added bills to the pile but you will NEVER take me out so give up now and go back to where you came from and DIE!!!!
Dear cancer, why'd did you choose me? I worked so hard to get to where I am today. I worked so hard to keep a near perfect GPA even though I took 30 credit hours and worked full time. I worked so hard to be in my doctors program. I loved my white coat. I loved spending every day with my best friend in class. I was so happy we got to do this together. Man. I really had the life before you came along. I was 22, in my doctors program and going to be graduating holding a bachelors, masters, and doctors at 25. Why did you take that away from me? I want my old life back so much. Why didn't you warn me earlier? Why did you wait till stage 4 to give me symptoms? It's a real pain to get rid of you. Ya know. The nausea, pain, depression, etc. man you really suck. Why are you in my life? Why does my mother cry every time she sees me? Why are you doing this to my family? The doctor tells me you'll be gone by January 23rd, the day before my birthday. He tells me that I'll be able to resume my doctors program in January. He tells me you're weak. You're nothing. That I'm young and strong. That I'll beat you and I'll rid you from my body. I'm tired of letting you tear me and my family down. Now we rise up against you. We fight. I fight. And you die. I may never be the same, but I will always be stronger than you.
Cancer, You will never win this battle, regardless of how vulnerable you tend to make me. This is only one of life's hurdles and I will conquer. I do NOT accept you and will NOT allow you to take control of my body or my emotions. I may have moments when I break down, but I'm strong and I'm a fighter. You will NOT win this fight! In another 2 weeks, you will be gone from my life entirely. I will forever have the scars you have caused me, both mentally and physically, but in the long run, you will make me stronger. I HATE YOU CANCER and I hope one day, someone finds a cure to destroy you completely!!
I know I already posted a dear cancer a while ago. I was in such a different place then. I remember feeling like I could take over the world. Well cancer you found a new way to hurt me. You went after my heart. You found a way to break my heart. You took over my world. You consumed every drop of love you could and what you left was the little bit that's left that never truly goes away. What you did to my best friend and lover was unforgivable. You took what faith he had in us and me and you tried to break it.Now I know I have free will to do and say anything I want but what good is free will when you cant control feeling helpless, insecure, scared, jealous, sick, tired, lonely? Need I continue? And that's before 9am!! You made me seem crazy and emotional. You turned me into this obsessive lunatic. I'm afraid you and I will scare off the love of our life. I cant continue giving up my self to you. I don't know much but I do know I cant let you break my heart again. I saw what life would be without you. And I have to say it was glorious! It was romantic and sweet. It was damn near perfect. Now there is a hole in places where there shouldn't be. Everyone thinks I have a choice to be different. You took my choice and crushed it beyond repair. Good thing that love you tried to break is stronger than any cancer. Good thing I have an incredible man that with all his faults knows who I am without you and while we are both finding our own way to deal I know that when I lay down at night I win because in the morning I get another shot at life and love.
Dear Cancer The many scares that I carry on my body looks like I’ve been thrown through a plate glass window, but my scares are there to remind me of how God has healed me.In 2008 I lost all of my hair including my eyelashes and eyebrows, my nails turned black and a couple of them fell off, a couple of my teeth rotted and fell out of my mouth, my body had became so weak at times, that I couldn’t even make it to the restroom and my husband would have to come home and clean me up. I gave birth to my one and only child but she died in my arms and that almost killed me,now Cancer those were just a few of my challenges but I'm sure that you know that already because you were right there. The one thing that you could not take away from me was my smile. I never stopped smiling. I wanted people not to see the Cancer in me,but to always see the Christ in me.I hated you because you never gave me a choice. I didn’t have the choice to have you or not to have you.You made choices for me when I couldn’t even open my mouth and tell you what I wanted. You made me angry and want to sometimes give up.You took my mind,body and spirit through things that I never thought it could,but yet I STOOD! and guess what? I proved you wrong! I MAKE CANCER LOOK BEAUTIFUL,SO I WIN! https://www.facebook.com/chestless4me
Dear Satan, I guess you know after you gave me 3b squamous non-small cell lung cancer. That GOD beat you again which i had no doubt would. No one can blame GOD for cancer because the demon of Hell is the one that tries to make christian Hate GOD.. He can not stand it, but God answers prayers and i have great faith in him, even if cancer comes back i am really sure it won't Because i am under GODS wings..I Have been working on getting my energy back thru Chemo and radiation It takes time. But You and Cancer failed... Thats the great news...
Dear cancer, still till this day I can't listen to statistics. No more what the odds I always seem to fit in the small percentages. Let's start with the fact that when the cancer was found that it was in 80% of my body and that there was a very small chance that someone my age and gender would get. As time went on doctors would describe medications and procedures and the side effects that came with them. Yet again I seemed to get the side effects that are not that common. When the doctors said nothing would happen something would and when the doctors were looking for something nothing would happen. Now that I'm 10 years cancer free I still don't listen to statistics because I know that I can't let some numbers decide anything for me! -Brittany
I refuse to acknowledge cancer as "Dear" and I feel the need to share that I am so over the word cancer. Due to a rare genetic disorder, cancer has been in my vocabulary for about 12 years now. My frustration with that word is closely followed by the word chemo. That entered my personal vocabulary about 7 years ago and stayed for about 5 years (off and on)...then it returned a little over a year ago with an indefinite future. As you can probably tell by now that I reached a level of frustration and exhaustion. I feel like those two words have become too significant in my life.
Dear Cancer, I look back on the last 2.5 years of my life and, even now in hindsight, I can't believe I made it. On one hand I wish I could have avoided the struggles I've faced, and on the other, I'm so grateful for the strength they have brought out in me. I've had this constant thought, "my body is letting me down". I've had a nonstop flow of issues, one thing after another, and I'm so frustrated with this unrelenting struggle. I watch my friends live "normal", healthy lives and I find myself envious. I wonder how they are so strong and how their bodies are able to fight to keep them healthy. But then, as I was in the hospital for the millionth time this week, it hit me - my body isn't failing me or letting me down. In fact, it's doing exactly the opposite. My body is fighting. My body is strong! I have endured more in the last 2.5 years than most have in their entire lives. So, instead of beating myself up, being envious, and being disappointed with my body for not being "healthy", I'm going to be grateful. Grateful for a body that has been through so much and yet somehow manages to keep fighting despite all the trials I've endured that have robbed me of my strength. In my weakest moments, I've risen up. I've found strength I never knew I had. "Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall; but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint." Isaiah 40:30-31
Dear Cancer- you've taken friends too young, you've taken family members of friends, you've taken my wife's family members before I could meet them, you've taken my Grandmother before she could meet my wife and children, YOU HAVE NOT AND WILL NOT TAKE ME- We all have to go some time but I WILL NOT LEAVE MY WIFE BEFORE I SPEND AS LONG AS WE CAN LEARNING AND GROWING MORE IN LOVE. I WILL NOT LEAVE MY CHILDREN BEFORE I CAN SEE THEM HIT THEIR FIRST BASEBALL/WALK DOWN THE AISLE/ HAVE CHILDREN OF THEIR OWN!!! I had surgery to get rid of you (along with lefty the fallen hero!) and if you come back I will fight!!!!
Dear Cancer, THANK YOU! Seriously. I bet you don't hear that very much, but I am grateful to you. You helped me see and heal many destructive patterns in my life that I wouldn't have noticed without your wallop to the side of the head (or in my case, my right ovary). I am better, stronger, more connected, and more fully recognize my own value and how much I am loved because you came into my life. You weren't always the best company, and you cost me a LOT of money, but I am still appreciative of all you taught me. It's weird to say that you were the best thing to ever happen to me, but I do say that. Thanks.
Dear, dear cancer, Remember my thirteenth birthday? It was the year I thought I could have more freedom since I was teenager. However, you came out of nowhere and gave me a cough; a cough that ruined my vocal cords and left me with 40% of my voice. The cough was caused by a tumor that also took part of that horrible cough. Remember when the doctor said the tumor removal surgery was going to be simple and was going to be in a area where it wasn't going to be showing? Remember when the doctor said that I had to get the tumor out by them opening my chest and breaking my breast bone, which will be fixed with metal wire? Remember how I could've lost my arm, my voice, and I had less than a 50% chance surviving the surgery because of it being wrapped around major nerves and arteries? I remember that too. Remember when I got the tumor removed, my arm and voice still with me, and we thought you were gone, but you were diagnosed as a highly aggressive cancer called Soft Tissue Sarcoma? Do you know how I felt knowing that I had to spend almost my entire year of my thirteenth year having chemotherapy and radiation? Remember the pain that was brought upon my family when I had pneumonia after the day if my little sister's birthday and had a cold on New Year's? If you don't remember, I do. I am now sixteen years old and in my Principal's Honor Roll. It's funny how you thought you could kill me, but you didn't. I would also like to thank you because I got in more depth with my religion and I'm stronger than I've ever been. So, thank you, but I alps hate you. -Madison, age 16