Am I A Cancer Survivor.
I dont know if I qualify as a cancer survivor , but I feel as though sould.About ten years ago my wife Sue was diagnosed with breast cancer, on hearing that word I was absolutely devastated. I thought the end of our world had come , After a couple of operations and a course of radio therapy , she made a steady recovery and after a period of nine years of regular check ups she seems fine . (almost) the thing I have noticed since the terrible day we found out , she changed in a way which is hard to explain ,The only way I can describe it isthat when I talk to her she seems vacant/distant ,as though it is on her mind all of the time,
Thinking we had the worst behind us we moved to a simpler life-style, and then last February our youngest daughter Joanne 38 years old phoned to say that she had been diagnosed with the same thing , I almost collapsed on hearing this once again, The breast cancer my daughter had been diagnosed with , was a very aggresive type, She has just finished 10 months of operations chemo /radio therapy, and appears to be doing okay, It is only time that will tell. I
know it is eay to say I wish it was me instead of some one else but in this intance I would have taken either of their places. I would like to hear from anyone else who has been unfortunate to go through a similar thing and do I qualify in being a cxxxxr survivor