Cancer Isn't As Bad As You Think.

When I was seven years old, I was diagnosed with Leukemia. At the time, I didn't know how important that would be in shaping who I am today. Long story short, I survived that time.

Then, April 15th of 2009, my Dad's birthday, the Doctor asked me to come in to the clinic. She told us that my counts weren't acting right, and that I would have to have to have a Lumbar Puncture to see if my cancer had come back. I didn't think it had... but I was wrong. This time it's been even more rough... at the beginning of my treatment, I had Staff infection as well, and had to be put under the harsh spell of Delodid for a few weeks while the abscesses drained. 

At this time, I'd like you to think about being thirteen, and losing your hair. Staying in the hospital for three months at a time. No school, hardly any friends coming to see you. Being poked and prodded, waking up in the middle of the night because the nurse has to take your blood pressue every four hours. Having cancer.

Sound terrible, huh? You might be thinking "I could never do that". But the reality is, if you were told those three not-so-magic words, you'd own up to everything it takes to stay alive - because it's worth it.

It's worth it because every summer you get to go to a wonderful camp where no one judges you. It's worth it because you meet so many amazing people, and have so many life-changing experiences that otherwise, you wouldn't have. It's worth it because afterwords, you realize just how precious your life is.

Honestly? I feel bad for people who haven't been given the opportunities cancer has given me. I can't imagine who I would be without my past. Yeah, my Mom has Depression. But her medicine helps her deal with it. Yeah, my Dad has back problems. But he deals with it. Me? I don't just 'deal' with my cancer - I embrace it. C'mon people... cancer isn't as bad as you think.
IHeartDeebo IHeartDeebo
13-15, F
Jul 23, 2010