Cancer doesn’t care

cancerdoesntcare

Cancer doesn’t care that I’m young

Cancer doesn’t care that I have young kids

Cancer doesn’t care that I still have a lot of living to do

Cancer doesn’t care that I wanted to have more kids

Cancer doesn’t care that my life has been on hold

Cancer doesn’t care that this is unfair for my entire family

Cancer doesn’t care that The Hubster and I have life plans still to accomplish

Cancer doesn’t care that I can’t travel

Cancer doesn’t care about the financial impact this has had on us

Cancer doesn’t care about the effects it has on me emotionally and physically

Cancer doesn’t care that I had to endure chemotherapy, surgery and radiation

Cancer doesn’t care that it took my two breasts

Cancer doesn’t care that I missed days in my children’s lives

Cancer doesn’t care that I now have to take a pill for the next 10 years hoping it doesn’t return

But……..

Cancer can’t take my spirit

Cancer can’t stop making me laugh

Cancer can’t stop making me love

Cancer can’t stop me from dreaming

Cancer can’t stop me from parenting

Cancer can’t stop making me want some normalcy back in my life

Cancer can’t stop me from planning the future

Cancer can’t stop me from being kind

Cancer can’t stop me from being a daughter, a sister, a friend

Cancer can’t stop me from singing my favourite musicals at the top of my lungs

Cancer can’t stop me from finding joy in the littlest of things

Cancer can’t stop me from being happy

Cancer can’t stop me from being brave

Cancer can’t stop me from being me

 

Comments

  1. Alex says:

    You are SUCH an inspiration, Renee. Much love to you, my friend. xoxox

  2. peady says:

    Honestly! May I just second what Alex said up there? ^

    Thank goodness you are you. No one else could possibly do that job! :D

    Onward to all the good things.

  3. Tracey says:

    Wow! Your eternal optimism is your biggest strength!!! Always thinking of you xo

  4. *hugs*

  5. Dana says:

    Thank you, your words are very inspiring. I have my fourth round of chemo next week and I have been finding it hard missing out on time spent with my son (who is now 10 weeks old) in the days right after treatment. It’s helpful for me to read about acknowledging what sucks about cancer, but affirming what it can’t take from our lives. Thank you, so very much, for expressing this perfectly.

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