Bone Deep: the painful reality of metastatic cancer

Metastatic cancer pain exposes you for who you really are. It’s not for the weak, the faint-hearted, nor the complainer or the introvert afraid to stand up for themselves. If your best qualities consist of empathy, neatness, downhill skiing, contact sports, or binge watching hours of television, this type of pain shan’t suit your lifestyle. Oh and if you work, metastatic cancer pain probably won’t help you get that promotion you’ve waited years to earn.

Maybe I’m Amazed (you’re still alive)

Borrowed time: (To)live on borrowed time to continue living after a point at which you might easily have died: Since his cancer was diagnosed, he feels as if he’s living on borrowed time. to continue to exist longer than expected: It is unlikely that serious decisions will be made by a CEO living on borrowed […]

Closure: death and forgiveness

None of us thought we’d die before our “time.” I think it means our presupposed allotted lifetime into old age, perhaps our 70s or 80s. Seeing grandchildren grow. Watching as our bodies change with age, seeing our partners creases form around the same eyes into which we’re used to gazing. Death from stage four cancer […]

Cancer and Freedom, Lost and Found

When I think about it, anyone with cancer or who’s had cancer suffers from many losses. Can we boil it down to a loss of freedom? In a way we’ve lost many of the freedoms they once we took for granted. We’ve lost the freedom to make plans long or short term. Gone is the […]

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