I Have Cancer ,but It Does Not Have Me

i have been fighting prostate cancer for 7 years now , it has been awful , i would never have chosen cancer from a drop down menu , but i must say it has changed my life greatly . i have become so much more aware , thankful ,appreciative ,loving ,and caring. i guess it is not what you have , but how you handle it . it has caused the best in me to come forward . so , for those of you that suffer , look for the good that can come from your problems ,with light ,love ,and care   elo

elotate elotate 51-55, M 4 Responses Feb 9, 2009

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Good work Childoftheland...

I'm happy to hear you are doing good..

Please share my website to others that might need you still might like it. I talk a lot about the years after treatment too...I have learned that sometimes after treatment can be the hardest..

well sounds like you are from Hawaii...I'm jealous I wish I was there. :)



Thank you Travis. Well, this story was back in March - I am through the radiation. All tests show that there is no cancer in my body. I am on the watch list and will test every 8 weeks. I am not a huge fan of PT, CT, etc., etc., etc., but it is better than the alternative.

I think my emotional state has aided greatly to my overall health and my recovery. Attitude goes a long way.

Your site is fantastic - thanks for sharing.

Aloha and Mahalo,


amen to that...great post..keep up the good news...I'm 15 years cancer free and I feel the same way..

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Thank you for your story and the comments.

I was recently diagnosed with a very rare Melanoma and am just starting radiation. What I find most difficult is the fear of the unknown, leaving behind my 6 year old son and being in a lot of pain.

With that said, I am trying to view each day as something magical. What will I get from today, how will I treat those around me; where will I find joy?

I found an incredible amount of joy just waking up - seeing the sun rise over the ocean; looking at my little boy's peaceful sleeping face; and knowing that life is full of uncertainty. Hell, I could get hit by a bus, and if I lived life with that in mind all day, I would never see anything but the front of a bus.

I want to see people smile; the rich colors of fresh vegetables; seeing my son tie his shoes perfectly without help; the pride on my babysitter's face as she takes first chair in her school band; the satisfaction I feel when I complete another chapter of my novel; and so much more.

How would I see all those things if all I looked at was the cancer?

Thank you folks for allowing me to see.