National Cancer Survivor Day

7 06 2015

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Today is National Cancer Survivor Day! I can’t imagine the battle you have to endure to beat such a formidable foe. Cancer is the battle between good and evil and it takes evil to beat it. I can’t imagine being diagnosed with cancer. I can’t even predict how I would react if I were ever to be diagnosed with it. I do know that it means that ones life is forever changed from the time they are diagnosed. Life becomes filled with doctor’s appointments and trips to the cancer clinic for treatment. Your daily vitamin is no longer the only med you have to remember to take. If you didn’t remember to take your vitamin it was no big deal but it is a big deal to take your meds when you have cancer. Every little pill and treatment is part of a battle for your life. Your LIFE!! The thought of fighting for my life terrifies me and yet there are thousands of people who are fighting with all of their might to stay alive. They fight and they endure treatment with horrific side effects because they want to be around to see another sunrise, to watch their children grow up or simply because they aren’t ready to stop living. They fight and they fight to stay alive and they value every minute of every day. Then there are those that are perfectly healthy that take life for granted. They waste their time being angry with people, getting caught up in drama, playing video games or working so hard they don’t have any time to enjoy their life. Why does it take a life threatening disease to make people realize just how precious life is? Are you waiting until the kids are gone or until you retire to start doing the things you have always wanted to experience in your life? Why? Why not start now? You don’t know what tomorrow will bring. I don’t want any regrets in my life. I don’t want to miss out on any of the experiences on my list of things I want to accomplish on this earth. I am going to go after what I want and live life like it is precious, which it is. To those of you who have survived cancer I take my hat off to you. I have seen first hand what treatment does to a person and yet you endure it over and over again. Not everyone is able to win the battle through no fault of their own but the fight for life is worth it. Live life before you have to fight to keep it!!N


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