This article has been circulating on the internet lately..and while it totally hits home with me I don’t know if I have the balls to post it on my Facebook page. I’m thinking on it. So I’ll post it here instead, because you guys will “get it”. 🙂
I can’t tell you how many times in the years and years I have been ill I have wished for some test to come back and say I have cancer. I even got strange test results once, that turned out to just mean I was deficient in vitamin b12, but the doctor didn’t tell me that, so in my mad googling I came across something that said it could indicate cancer…and I was excited. That just seemed so much easier to deal with than “fibromyalgia”, or Lyme disease (I just didn’t know that’s what it was back then).
When you have cancer there is no questioning whether it’s a “false positive”, there’s no grey area, you either have it or you don’t, people understand cancer, no one judges cancer patients for being sick all the time, there’s an answer for cancer (even if it’s an answer that really really sucks), cancer is never “all in your head”.
I still find myself thinking that sometimes…so in very glad that this woman was brave enough to write this article and that it is getting the kind of attention it has been.