Linswritings

Excellent personal article on surviving cancer

Posted on: April 12, 2012

I normally don’t talk about my personal life on my web blog, but when I saw this article, I just have to share it with everyone. My spouse has Stage IV metastatic breast cancer. After four years of successful treatment sadly the cancer has spread to his bones.

Noreen Fraser, the author of this article, Chemo success, is a co-founder of STAND UP TO CANCER and co-produced the TV show, which raised 100 million dollars for cancer research.  Noreen went on to create the Noreen Fraser Foundation to raise money and awareness for women’s cancer research.

As she said in her article, “As I have said before, living with cancer is like being at war.  With your helmet in place, you dodge as many bullets as you can to stay alive.” That is so true and you hold your breath every time you have blood work done. Hoping and praying that the cancer is gone and not coming back.

But as she points out, “The cancer will always be there, looking for new places to attach and grow..  Cancer sucks.  For those battling metastatic cancer, you are never truly free.  One foot is always shackled to the jail cell door.  After the phone calls and congratulations are over, I still have cancer.”

For those of you who have spouses or even if you have cancer, never give up. Fight every day to beat the cancer because new research and treatments are being discovered.

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