Cancer; just a word.

Cancer. Two syllables. Six letters. That’s all it means to me. Some I see it as a death sentence. I refuse to see it that way. In my view, their incentive to live. It is an incentive to get out of your comfort zone. If there’s one thing I want more than anything is to not let the disease take away the only thing I am; me.

Cancers real. Its been real to me for a long time. But, I don’t believe in sitting back and letting this disease define me. As the tumors spread and whither away my body, the negativity will not spread to my words. As my body grows weaker, the warrior inside me won’t surrender. And when my battle does come to an end, I will not cry. I will not feel regret. I will be grateful that I had the chance to live, not just exist.

I have no choice but to be strong, a trait that I have learned from my mother. She is so beautiful inside and out. She has big eyes and surrounded by a dark ring of black lashes, at the bottom shone the light spot burning pupil as a star in the sky of a dark night. Her face, pale and transparent, has an angelic glow that brings me comfort. But, I know that this disease is killing her too, even if she won’t admit it. But, she is so strong.

I refuse to let this disease win, even though it will kill me. I refuse to let it strip me of my smile. I am driven. I am brave. I am strong. I am more than just sick. And I intend to live… not just exist

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6 comentarios sobre “Cancer; just a word.

  1. Yeah I mostly agree with you. Life with cancer sucks but it is still a life and you just must fight. Even when you feel it is a fight with a predictable end. Life is the most precious thing we have and it is worth a fight. When cancer comes to your life you have two options… surrender and wait for the end, or live your life to its fullest. And as you said “As my body grows weaker, the warrior inside me won’t surrender.“ I think we have the same look on this topic.
    But on the other side, not everyone is that strong and has a warrior inside. Just hear you have a cancer can seriously devastate your will to fight. And sometimes it is not the disease what can ruin you, in some cases the treatment is the scarier part.
    Some people I know told me, they are not afraid to die. They just don’t want to live like this. But those are just two groups of people we can’t compare. Every single person is different than the other…

  2. As you have written „And I intend to live… not just exist. To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all. We need to live, because we live only once. It will never repeat and it will be never same. A lot of people believe in reincarnation but the life that you have lived wont be the same even if you wanted to. Life is a precious gift that we have recieved from the people that love us the most, our parents. They share with u every emotion, every feeling, every fear and they are there for us to hold our hand through all of these years. It seems to me we can never give up longing and wishing while we are thoroughly alive. There are certain things we feel to be beautiful and good, and we must hunger after them. Cancer is sure horrible thing but we all got hurdles in our lives to let us find the power of sleeping warrior inside us, to allow us pass them throught

  3. Cancer is a disease that can happen to everyone, but not everyone can cope with it as well as you. Many people don’t appreciate their own life and they complain that they are missing something, but when they fall ill, they will realize that this small problems were nothing. I really like your article, from which it can see that you are very brave and strong. „And when my battle does come to an end, I will not cry. I will not feel regret. I will be grateful that I had the chance to live, not just exist.“ This is part of your writing that touched my heart the most. You’re a great fighter. I like that you do not take it as a loss, but as a challenge. For this I greatly admire you. Most people immediately or after some time surrenders it. If I got this disease I don’t know how I would mastered it. You wrote it very nice and I think it would be read here by a lot of people to enable them to open their eyes. I wish you luck, either continue as you are. I keep my fingers crossed!

    1. I appreciate your kindess and good wishes! However, I am not sick. This was a fictional piece. My inspiration was my cousin, who is in and out of the hospital constantly with a chronic illness. Again, thank you though! You are so sweet!

  4. Cancer is not only two syllables or six letters. It is one of lifestyle diseases and this diseases is known since when old Egyptian. Simply, cancer is a disease where a particular population of cells get out of control and begin to grow and we are unable to detect this mutation and repair. This disease is terror to everybody, to junior and senior, to poor and rich. It do not choose people.
    During disease is the most important good psychological condition ill and his surroundings. From this article it follows, that boy has courage and becomes convinced that he will return to health. He has massive support in his mother, who care for him. I hope then he will have strong opinion because it is important for to return to health. I wish him much success in his therapy. I surrender to ill people who have strength of will to fight.
    „Health is not valued till sickness comes.“

  5. When a person is sick, many things will change. Everything until then it was a matter of course – work, love, all the efforts, it loses its meaning. It’s strange, but the people around are like the others. Worries and problems in healthy people from what solves the sick person, vary considerably, so whether we like it or not, there is usually a certain estrangement.
    Until we are healthy, we are convinced that it is important, for example, be successful and fulfill his or other people about who we are, how we behave, what to pay attention to and what you do not. But once such a man discovers he has an incurable illness, he immediately panics and tends to give up everything. Not everyone has that inner strength to fight. But sooner or later, should he find any. And even though it is so severe disease, one should take until the last moment of life. Such people begin to appreciate their lifes and every little thing (smile, sunny day) bring them a joy and hope for life.

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