Thursday, February 23, 2012


Remission - what does it mean?  Noun: 1.The cancellation of a debt, charge, or penalty.
2.A diminution of the seriousness or intensity of disease or pain; a temporary recovery.

Okay, now that we know what it means.  PLEASE do not say to a cancer SURVIVOR "your cancer is in remission".  See remission is a temporary recovery.  We cancer SURVIVORS would like to think we are cancer free PERMANENTLY.  It is as if people are just waiting for the cancer to return.   Someone said to me a few weeks ago "well your cancer is only in remission"  WRONG thing to say.  I will never forget attending the Chemo class and we were told that most people automatically write you off once you get the diagnosis of cancer.

If you know someone who has gone through or is currently going through their journey, you should encourage them.  HOPE is so important.  Also, when someone passes away, they did not loose their battle to cancer, they WON.  Cancer no longer has them, it can no longer cause suffering or pain. 

It is very difficult for me to write the last sentence because I do not like to discuss death.  I believe in what we talk about we bring about. 

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