I Found Out

 I found out today that another person I know has been diagnosed with cancer. I like and respect this person. What I know of them they are good, hardworking people. They always have a moment to acknowledge and if not speak, at least wave. And now…I am told they have cancer.

And I am angry. I want to stand in the center of the field and shake my fist at cancer and curse it for the monster that it is. I want to tell it that enough is enough, to leave and leave everyone  alone. I want to finish this fight so that no more of the people I know will hear those words.

 I do not know the extent of their cancer. I do not know what all they are facing as far as treatments. I know surgery is soon, after that I don’t know. I have all faith that they will be fine, eventually. In the mean time they will have to face this demon the best they are able. They should not have to do this. No one should have to do this. There should be a way to prevent and to cure cancer without the so called treatments that we have now. Even as some of those same treatments have helped me and others that I know. It is currently helping people that I call friend and hold dear.

Cancer is not a friend, it is an enemy of the worst sort. It robs you not only of good health, but of energy, vitality, time, friends who do not know how or want to handle the situation and the needs that one who is fighting has,

 I am angry, I remember hearing the words, the feeling that I had and even though I didn’t know it, my cancer was very small and caught very early so my battle was not anywhere near as bad as those of others I know. But- in my heart, mind and spirit I do not want any more people that I know to have to deal with cancer.

 I am angry as I feel I haven’t done enough to fight. I write, not knowing who reads and if it helps even as I try to share not just my experience but others pieces of information that I find while doing research. How to eat better, live better, exercise, calm stress..it all helps, but when you are diagnosed, it might as well be something written in a language no one knows.

I am angry. I do not want to hear of another person being diagnosed. But there are so many different things that trigger cancer. The food we eat, the lack of exercise, smoking, the extra weight we carry, stress, all can trigger it. Things that others do that I have no control over. Still, I write and I share and I tell what I have found and I hope that one person is helped and one person gets through their treatments better or easier, or manages to stay cancer free.

 Another person I know, has cancer. I’m angry about it, even as I am concerned over them. Even as I pray for them, I take a deep breath and I start again in the support that I give to the American Cancer society. It is one of the many ways I know to fight cancer..and fight I will.

Join me? Get angry with me, help finish this fight against cancer so no one else has to hear those words.

http://main.acsevents.org/goto/RebeccaSRevels  my profile page

About rebecca s revels

A writer, a photographer, a cancer survivor. An adventurer of the mild kind, a lover of the simple pleasures such as long walks and chocolate. A Christian unashamed of my faith and a friend who is dependable and will encourage readily. Author of three self published books with more waiting to find their way to paper. An advocate of good things, a fighter against wrongs.
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