March 06, 2013

Living with cancer

Here's a take from a fellow soul who's living with cancer.

Once, Twice, Three Times Malady: My Love Affair With Cancer and Why I Decided to Tell the World
... Some cancers just can't take a hint. You can poison with chemo cocktails, butcher with surgery, burn with radiation, and they still won't leave you alone. You can't get a restraining order against a tumor, I've been told. My cancer can't get enough of me. My cancer keeps coming back. And so I've decided to accept my illness in order to move on with my life -- instead of cure or die, I've chosen truce. I'll keep my life -- and cancer can have supervised visitation rights...


  1. Anonymous4:08 PM

    Love this! New to the board. Just found out that my HR2 breast cancer has metastasized into my spine. Had an MRI yesterday and tomorrow I will know exactly what the game plan is. I have been walking around numb and thinking that I should be making 'end of life plans" I really don't know what to do. This last blow sucked the life out of me. I don't know what to feel anymore..the fight is gone.

    1. Living with mets is life-altering, to be sure, but you are not alone. There are many resources out there, including Club-Mets-BC at and, which offer communication among people living with mets. Please reach out to us.