Wisdom Comes Suddenly

Why I Won’t Wear My Cancer Ribbon

June 19th, 2014 · 2 Comments



My latest piece for Indy’s Child was written on the eve of a 2nd opinion on my skin cancer treatment. I wish darkness weren’t so inspiring, but the truth of the matter is, it’s our challenges that mold us. Challenges bring the truth into the light. I’m glad I listened to my gut that said, “This isn’t healing correctly. This whole line of immunotherapy isn’t going well. I can’t do this again.” Because my gut was right. My immune system DOES need some help calming down. My skin cancer IS primarily gone. What’s left MIGHT need treatment in the future, but immunotherapy is NOT a good option for me. With great pomp and circumstance I shall be tossing it into the trash tonight.

It’s a new day readers. I’m on a new path now. And I am indeed becoming more than a diagnosis. I’m turning back into a human. A human who should wear sunscreen, just like everyone else.

You can read my post here: Why I Won’t Wear My Cancer Ribbon, which are my thoughts on setting boundaries on my healthcare.

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2 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Pre-K Teacher // Jun 19, 2014 at 6:13 pm

    The article is wonderful. Once again your writing is so timely with my life.

  • 2 The Momma // Jun 19, 2014 at 7:17 pm

    I’m just so glad you liked it! I write to resonate, so it’s always my biggest joy when my writing does ring with my readers.