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The blessings of cancer

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By The Staff

No I haven’t been drinking!

Trust me, the great Lance Armstrong said it in his book, “It’s Not About the Bike.” Cancer survivors are the lucky ones, because dying from cancer sucks, right?

Hang on, there must be more to it than that.

Let’s look at treatment for a second. Treatment, of whatever type, pulls you aside from your life: the hectic bustling around, the things you do almost on automatic pilot because you think you enjoy doing them (but actually have turned into chores); the obligations you feel you have to meet (but only because they’re obligations in your mind; they’re not really); and then there’s the petty stuff (folding napkins into beautiful swans, because that’s really worthwhile!).

All that stops. All you concentrate on is the treatment; cycle to cycle, getting better. All the clutter in your life disappears and you just focus on what is really important. You, your family and your friends.

You can do what you really want to do and when, because that’s the Great Cancer Excuse. Not having to do the so-called obligations.


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