Send Cancer a message, literally. Get your feelings off your chest and support from your community. Tell Cancer how you feel.
Dear Cancer, You changed my life. You robbed me of my 8 year old innocence,my childhood, my carefree personality and my ability to ever have children. I could say I am angry, I could say I blame you for all of my problems. I hate you for making my family see me suffer and watch me waste away. No mother or father should ever have to see what mine did. But you changed my life, you made me stronger and hungrier for life. Today I suffer from numerous ailments as a result of my chemotherapy, and yet I inspire my fellow cancer fighter and coworker to stay strong in her fight. If you think you had me, you thought wrong! I CHOSE TO BE A VICTOR AND NOT A VICTIM!! My motto is simple: YOU CAN'T SCARE ME, I'M A CANCER SURVIVOR!
You took my father away from on 6/6/12 he had colon cancer. After watching my dad die in front of me, it made realize how horrible you are cancer. I had no signs, symptoms that I might have colon cancer. On 7/9/12 I had myself screened. I woke to discover I too have colon cancer. I was in shock, denial and fear. However, I challenged you cancer I got robotic surgery done on 8/3/12. I luckily caught mine in time unlike my Dad. I did not need chemo nor radiation. My Dad my hero saved my life with his passing. I fight everyday to beat you cancer. Most days I am tired, achy and not up for the challenge, however, I rise above and still keep fighting. I will not allow you win.
Dear Cancer: As weird as this sounds, I am grateful that you came into my life in the form of a brain tumor, the most virulent kind, and I actually watched you on MRI films disappear. I named you Marie, which is my middle name but I don't really use it in my signature. Perhaps I was neglecting a part of my life and you told me what that was about during our "conversations." I never used hostile language with you like fight, or beat or hate or kill. I simply told you that in order for me to live, you would have to go. And you did. That was 8 years ago. Thank you for that.I know in my heart (and head) that I will never see you again because I no longer neglect that part of my life and am grateful for every day of life. Jeanne Marie
cancer, you are a nightmare. 7 months ago you were found lurking in my lungs, hoping that no one would find you, BUT, we did. Now you are gone, hopefully forever. finding out about you was like being hit the head with a baseball bat, wow! I really never thought you would be a problem for me, since I haven't smoked in 28 years, AND because you invaded my brother's body and ate him up inch by inch, pound by pound, from one organ to the next, until there was nothing else to gobble up, I was wrong, you got hungry again, and craved a taste of his kid sister. I look at myself now, no dead giveaways, just a small scar on my side, did it really happen, is it true? i guess so, but heres the deal, what people don't see is the scar you left in my brain, how can I ever get rid of it..by taking each day at a time, by learning to appreciate every day, by knowing that every day has it's beauty, if when there is a raging blizzard outside.I look up and I smile for my girlfriend wendy, for my brother alan, for my friends, kenny, and now cheryl, because without them in my life I would not have the inspiration to be brave, to stay strong, to stay positive. I hate you cancer, please stay away from me and my family. I hope to NEVER meet again!
Dear cancer. When I was 21 you entered my life via Hodgkins and I lost my spleen. I fought you and thought I won. But you came back. The radiation I had to have to get rid of you caused a 2nd cancer. At 45 you took 1/2 my tongue. And damaged my heart. And caused my skin to thin, crack and bleed if I go in the sun. And put me at high risk for breast cancer. And high risk for ovarian cancer. In fact, I had to have a full hysterectomy and am now in full menopause. You have taken so much but I am grateful for the strength I found inside me because of your destruction. I am truly grateful for all I have. I notice those little "once in a life" moments that most people rush right past. My path has not been easy but it is mine. When I get tired and feel I cannot go on I have family and friends that pick me up and help me move forward. That is something you will never be able to take from me. EVER!
Dear Cancer, This is my second go round with you. I met you 20 years ago with Hodgkins and now small-cell sinus tumor. I sit here bald and beautiful. I would like to thank you for helping me to see the world differently. I appreciate so many things more than I did before. People have been so incredibly kind, caring, and giving to me. You have brought out the best in the people around me. Thank you for making me realize how precious life is and to never take for granted family, friends, and people who I come in contact with every day. Thank you for giving me a voice for survivors to help them through this. Thank you for letting me be an example to others of what cancer looks like. I am not the same person because of you; I dare to say I am better! youngman4
Dear cancer, thank you for teaching me what is a "hodking lymphoma", so thoughtful of you to think that a 26 year old girl should know that... After six months of payed vacation every 15 days on chemo, after feeling my soul abandon my body (because who needs a soul), after a new haircut (so cool to be bold)... I can say to you: I hate you, I beat you!!!! I have my last chemo next week, I also need radiotherapy, I'm not done but I BEAT YOU already. Keep fighting everyone.
I may have had you but you never had me! You made me see how strong I truly am, that I can survive anything life throws at me. I know that if you decide to show your face again, I will beat you, again! Things that used to stress me out, no longer do and I'm living my life to the fullest:)
Dear Cancer, I may have had you but you never had me! You made me see how strong I truly am, that I can survive anything life throws at me. I know that if you decide to show your face again, I will beat you, again! Things that used to stress me out, no longer do and I'm living my life to the fullest:)
It has been six months since you took my sister away from me. You took away a 15 year old boys mother. You made our parents go through the most unbearable pain that any parent should experience. You took away my best friend. 38 years old is too young. You aren't an old ladies disease anymore ms. breast cancer. I will live my live everyday fighting to keep you away and sharing my knowledge with others. You can not break this family down.
A poem my niece wrote Auntie Ann When ever we see my auntie Ann She walks with some pep in her step, And acts as my number one fan She talks with no regrets nor sorrow And lives each day without a stress And never worries about tomorrow, Many would wish they could live their life through her smile But many do not know there is a reason to blame For her life long journey that she takes by the mile The answer is because her lung cancer has given her life a time frame. I am a survivor. For the love of my family I'll stay that way. Cancer can't take my love, heart, soul or family from me. Most of all my dignity.
Dear Cancer, even though I left you almost 2 years ago, you seem to have so sort of hold on me, and I'm sick of it! Leave me alone! You, and all of your friends I like to call long term side effects. GTFO of my head. Please and thank you. Also, don't you dare think your gonna come back either, because that is just not gonna happen. #SorryNotSorry. ;)
Dear cancer... I made a promise when I was diagnosed that I was not I DID! I had way to much to live for I had a new grand baby that I wanted to watch grow up and guess what cancer she is now 4 years old and I am going to be a grandma again!!! So I there cancer in your face!!!!
Dear cancer, thank you for choosing me and not a family member. You knew I was strong enough at the age of 21 to fight you for my life. You gave me a "bad" type of you...Stomach cancer. the doctors were amazed that someone my age was diagnosed with something that normally happens later in life. I fought you twice and won. This third time you have taken everything away from me. You have taken my drive away, you have taken my passion for life. But, mostly you have started to strip my strength away from me. I fight every day to keep a smile on my face to show my family that I can fight and survive. but as the days go on you are fighting harder than me. please, just go away. I have so many things planned for my life!