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Dear Cancer, We Need to Talk


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Dear Cancer,

I’ve been meaning to talk to you for a while now. I just needed some time to gather my thoughts. I think we are drifting apart and it might be time for us to take a break. Over this past month I’ve noticed that I don’t think of you as often as I used to and I don’t give you as much time and attention as I once had. Instead, I’m filling my days with work and play. And, as I make room for health in my life, there is less room for you in my life.

But before I say good-bye for now, there are some things I want to say. You taught me to appreciate the good and the bad and all that falls in between. You taught me to say “I love you” and “Thank you” more often and with more gusto. You taught me to hold my hugs a little longer. You taught me that I have nothing to complain about, that my life is blessed. You taught me that control is really an illusion. You taught me that I can trust others with my life. You taught me about being patient and being a patient. You taught me about loss. You taught me about love. You taught me to live, to live fully each and every day. And, for these lessons, I am grateful to have had you in my life. I will never forget you and the time we had together.

And, if we meet again, and odds are we may, I trust I will have the courage and the grace to face you.  But for now, it’s time for me to say good-bye. I have a new boyfriend in my life. His name is NED (No Evidence of Disease).

#cancer #remission

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