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Cancer is an Ugly, Ugly Thing

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I have always been a survivor and I’m not sure I can say that this has made me stronger. I don’t care what anyone says, there is nothing positive about cancer. Let me repeat that-THERE IS NOTHING POSITIVE ABOUT SOMEONE GETTING AND DEALING WITH CANCER. It is an ugly, ugly disease that can break people, relationships, financial stability and faith. Anyone that says different is full of XXX.

Some say that it has turned their life around. I am not one of those. I was happy with my life before. Sure, I wasn’t perfect and probably spent too much time having fun, but that doesn’t mean that I deserve this. Nobody does, especially young children who haven’t even had their chance at life yet.


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Hi Melissa - Well I can tell your days haven't been going well, and the so-called "reality" shows aren't providing much of an escape. Yes, cancer is an ugly, horrible, devastating disease and there are many days when dealing with it just sucks. I'm glad you feel comfortable enough with us to tell us exactly what's on your mind and what you're going through. Your 2009 list would be frightening to many people, and yet you've weathered all of that and more. I don't know what to say to you today except that it's important that you get your feelings out - good and bad - and keep in touch. Just like there's little to no reality in "reality" shows, there's little to no reality in the way Hollywood portrays cancer, and only someone like you, Melissa, going through the real deal, can show us what cancer is like - the good, the bad, and the truly ugly. Keep on writing, my friend. Warm regards, Pat

December 14, 2009 - 5:49pm
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