I read two different blogs this week that dealt with the feelings of cancer patients – one was a poem about what its like at diagnosis
This is an excerpt from Slouchy’s poem which you can find here on her blog Slouching past 40
The shadow is
Starker by far
Should be, and
The fear is sown,
As the cluster
Of confused cells
That inspired it.”
Please go to her post to see the rest of it – its beautiful
The other blog I read was by someone in remission – in the States they call it NED and she was writing about how “NED’ lives with them and impacts on their lives. You can find Clerygirl’s post here at Mothers with Cancer
Both of these pieces are great ways of showing both the good and the bad, the highs and the lows of being a cancer patient.
I found out today that an aquaintence – another women with a special needs child – has been diagnosed with metastases to her bones only a few short months after original diagnosis of breast cancer and it made me reflect on these two bits of writing .
I hope to be living with NED shortly but with the news about A today I am torn between feeling grateful and relieved mine was only a regional recurrence and the fact that my concerns about further recurrences are justifiable and real.
As I said to a mutual friend quite frankly “CANCER SUCKS @#$&%$!#$!