Sunday, June 1, 2014

National Cancer Survivor Day

cancer survivor life's a polyp

Happy National Cancer Day to all you survivors out there! What are you doing today to commemorate your victory? It's hard not to look back and think about the time since fist diagnosis and treatment. It may have only been a short time for you or perhaps, like myself, it seems like a lifetime ago.
 I tend to forget about what I've been through, what I've survived, until reality provides me a sharp reminder. Reminders can be beneficial though. We can be reminded of where we've come from and where we're going, what we need to do to continue surviving and enduring. How we can help others through their battles. What we're made of, the strength and fight that's within us and coursing through us. What motivates us and what ultimately can heal our wounds.
Regardless of how long it's been since sometimes we lose sight of it all. Often times we either can't escape the past or we try to outrun it. Stay in the present, remember the past and where you've come from but don't live there. Be proud of your endurance but still take preventative measures for your continued health, take stock of the emotional and psychological trials you've gone through as well so that you may begin to heal.

And every so often, when you need it most, make sure that you do the following, because you deserve it.


  1. my daughter has inherited fap gene from me,tests show she has multiple polyps surgeon suggested she look on internet to see bowel surgery options then we have to meet up in 6wks so what do yous suggest for 16 year old

  2. All options absolutely should be discussed with her doctor and surgeon. A lot of people do well and live well whether it's with a jpouch, straight pull thru or an ostomy. With any option there are drawbacks in addition to the good, but I would personally try a jpouch or straight pull thru (IRA) as my first options and later if needed then do an ostomy.