Dear Cancer

Use this section to tell cancer how you feel. Feel free to share your thoughts and feelings – which some people find quite cathartic. Reading accounts of other people’s experiences can also help you to realise that you are not alone.

These are some of the more recent entries written…

Dear Cancer, I was happy and getting married. A week before my wedding you came along and almost destroyed me. I nearly cancelled my wedding, I’ve had my body mutilated and I not only feel you have taken my body, but you have taken the person I use to be. I spend my life worrying you will come back and destroy my life all over again. I worry my husband doesn’t find my mutilated body attractive anymore. I’m worried my 9 year old daughter will grow up without me. I hate you cancer. I’m angry at you and I feel guilty that I may have passed this on to my daughter.

You took everything that I thought was secure and took it away from me. I am grieving for the person I was and for the life I once had. Who are you and why did you come to me? I will beat you. I will move on. But right now I am broken.

Cancer. It may sound strange but I thank you. You have taught me a lesson that otherwise I may not have learnt. I honestly feel that all, both good and bad, happen for a reason. Following from my cancer treatment I have learnt to care for myself again and 3 years post treatment and I am stronger, healthier and happier than I have ever been. And maybe it’s all to do with you?

Send your own message to Cancer

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