The faculty of making stupid discoveries by accident. The name of my first Fantasy Football Team. Neither of which have anything to do with this blog. I just like the word. Deal with it !!!!!!
OK, I’m here.
Today I took my real first step into the blogging world. I announced via email and Facebook that my blog was ready to be seen. I have been a little nervous about “exposing” it to all my friends and family because sometimes I think some of them think that I dwell too much on having had cancer. To anyone who thinks that please try to understand that surviving cancer changed my life. Not only health wise but in every other aspect. For the last four years I have tried to forget about that fateful day Dr. James Russell Scott told me “We have a problem dear”, but no matter how hard I try, it won’t go away. And that’s not a bad thing. Having cancer made me see things that I had never seen before and not just metaphorically. Until I was diagnosed I didn’t even know what Esophageal Cancer was. I knew about the kindness of strangers and had witnessed it occasionally but never understood the impact it could have. I knew the concept of Pay it Forward, but had never used it.
So, for the record, surviving cancer is still a daily battle I live with. Eating issues, sleeping issues, guilt issues, pain issues, breathing issues – the list goes on and on. For me Esophageal Cancer did not end with my “No Evidence of Disease” report from my Doctors. What it did was start a new chapter of Living With EC. A life, I hope, will last a long time.
So the next time you hear me say “When I was sick…”, please don’t roll your eyes or look at me and say “But you are not sick anymore”. Please listen to what I have to say with an open mind.
I lost two years of my life that I can never get back. Please don’t expect me to just forget about it.