Thursday, 11 October 2012

There's cancer and there's cancer

This might be controversial, and is purely my own position (blinded by denial), but I think there's cancer and there's cancer. I was watching a trailer for a programme showing a number of cancer victims who have got together and formed a choir. The voice over tells stories of bravery and courage and fight, aided by the power of music. I can't identify with them at all. Then today I was reading a thread on Mumsnet where lots of people were paying tribute to loved ones who had fought and mostly lost their battles. Still can't identify with this version of cancer. It is a terrible disease but I don't feel like a victim, or brave. I just have to get on with it.

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