If you have cancer.

If you had cancer.

If you know someone with cancer.

If you want to talk about cancer.

We won't pray.  We won't blame gods.  We won't give credit to gods.  

We face the diagnosis and know, it is what it is.  

To the extent that we can, we will define our own course.

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Cancer changes lives.

We have to deal with medical profession.

We have to deal with medications.

We have to deal with new discomfort and pain.

We have to create dignity, where there is indignity.

We have to deal with family members, friends, coworkers, and strangers, in a changed way.

We resolve to go forward with strength, resilience, purpose, pride, and integrity.

We define ourselves. Cancer does not define us.

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Comment by Daniel W on March 26, 2015 at 9:08pm
Joan,your news made me so happy. Thank you for telling it.
Comment by Michael Penn on March 26, 2015 at 6:16pm

BTW, congratulations on your good news, Joan.

Comment by Michael Penn on March 26, 2015 at 6:15pm

Well, Joan, something is happening for the better. I think my belly is a little smaller and I have a new doctor that I won't see until sometime in April. I'm hoping she will listen to me on this issue and how things developed, but others tell me "good luck on that." The general consensus is that the health industry is a make money business. If you are not dying take a couple of pills and STFU! A change that I'm seeing now may be due to the enzyme Nattokinase. Soon I'll be taking Serapeptase as well. It's on order now.

Comment by Grinning Cat on March 26, 2015 at 5:13pm

Joan, I for one hope you'll be at the party for quite some time!

Comment by Joan Denoo on March 26, 2015 at 4:17pm

Thank you, each and everyone. Yes, I had full confidence it would be "benign". 
The cancer came at a good time in my life because, at my age, the only mountain to cross is death. I don't fear it; I just realize that the party will continue without me. 
In the meantime, I get to read all I want to, write as I want to without fear of hurting feelings. However, I am more interested in telling my truth to whoever will listen and create my little food forest. 

Comment by Idaho Spud on March 26, 2015 at 4:06pm

Glad to hear your good news Joan.  Even though you probably expected that news, I'll bet it felt very good to hear.

Comment by Dr. Terence Meaden on March 26, 2015 at 3:22pm

Keep it up Joan---i.e. bringing forth the good news that we all want from you.

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on March 26, 2015 at 3:05pm

Wonderful news, Joan! Enjoy the season.

Comment by Joan Denoo on March 26, 2015 at 2:59pm

Michael, How are you and your "big belly" doing? Any changes? I hope you are feeling well.

Comment by Joan Denoo on March 26, 2015 at 2:58pm

Participant Observer Report:

"We are pleased to inform you that the result of the exam appears to be normal/benign."

~ Mammography Department. 

Now, back to creating the food forest in my back yard. 


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