Thursday, September 24, 2009

Well said. . .

Here's the latest virtual postcard 'mailed' - that much closer to 11.9 million.

I can't even remember life before cancer. I don't remember how I acted, or thought about things. All I know is that I am nowhere near the same person. Cancer has so deeply affected me that even to this day, 4 years since being diagnosed, not a day goes by that I don't think about it. Some days it is thoughts of fear of recurrence, others is disbelief that it happened to me and that I came out of it. Occasionally I think of how things would be if cancer never touched my life. But ultimately it comes back to the same idea,I am who I am today because of cancer, and in some sick and twisted way, I am grateful.I received an amazing gift from cancer, a new life. I have this great outlook on life that I could not have received in any other way. I have such a deep pride in myself because of all I have
overcome. And while others my age are complaining about the little things that bother them, I am able to smile and laugh quietly to myself as if I have a secret. Because I know that there are bigger battles in life and I can now appreciate even the moments that cause me tiny troubles. SamChup. stage 3A hodgkins lymphoma survivor.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

It's been a while. . . I still have visions of this working. . . and haven't given up.