Will Cancer ever be done with me?

Are you still sick?

I DON’T KNOW…

Is IT finished?

I DON’T KNOW…

Are you done with Cancer?

I DON’T KNOW…

I hope so. I pray so. I wish for health and longevity but I have no control over the inner workings of my body. The only control I have is how I live in this body with this reality…

This thought jumped at me when I heard of Olivia Newton-John’s recurrence. I was really sad to hear that her cancer had returned. This is not a new story for any of us living with cancer. The nature of this illness is such that no one knows if it will recur or why cancer recurs. The hardest part is dealing with the uncertainty of WHEN it will return…

Living under the dark cloud of cancer recurrence is horrifying. It can really paralyze you with fear. I know this all too well. I struggle with this… I cry about it… I laugh about it… I curse and swear at it…. But it is there… The difference between a healthy person and a cancer thriver is knowing with certainty that this THING can kill you… and it probably will…

Someone once asked how can I prevent Breast Cancer from happening to me? I scoffed at a reply that stated – DON’T GET BORN! Breast cancer cannot be prevented (unless you have both breasts removed before cancer occurs). You can try to reduce the risk but there is no way to prevent it. It can be detected early, treated early and may be ‘curable’ for a good number of years…

Breast cancer used to be a disease reserved for the old, declining in health and years, unfortunately this no longer holds any truth. Women and men are being diagnosed with breast cancer in the prime of their lives… and NO ONE KNOWS WHY! Science has STILL NOT FOUND A CURE because there is NO CURE to date! Doctors are still baffled with the mechanism of how cancer moves from a primary tumour to other parts of the body!

Huh?!? It’s true… And fucken Unbelievable…

And yes I believe a healthier diet and lifestyle can reduce your risk of breast cancer, but I don’t believe that it can cure you… It can make you feel better and help you cope with the stressors of daily life but not with the enormity of a cancer diagnosis. Truth is…

NO…BODY…KNOWS…

But for now… there is relief, reprieve, remission and hope.

And that’s all

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Author: Sumayya

I have Super Powers! Don't tell everyone ssshhhhhtttt Writer, Producer, Filmmaker, Photographer

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