I am living with cancer, and I am okay

Yet there are positives in something as horrendous as cancer says Douglas MacGowan

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A cancer survivor chronicles his experiences with a personal phoenix that always seems to rise again.
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None of my experiences prepared me for my father’s subsequent cancer. Or my wife’s.

I fully expect to have future episodes. Like a phoenix, it will rise again. My lymph and immune systems obviously don’t work well, and I have no right to expect them to do so in the future. And yet there are positives in something as horrendous as cancer. I met some wonderful people throughout the experience. People I never would have met had we not shared an inability to split cells correctly.

No matter how many times the phoenix rises, I will continue to slay it. ”

Read I’m living with cancer, and I’m OK,
by Douglas MacGowan on Mother Nature Network, May 18, 2015.

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