Punching Cancer In The Throat
Written by Joanna, Thyroid Cancer Patient
Dear Thyroid Cancer,
You tried to steal my focus. I still think about you, but I’m not consumed by you.
You entered my dreams to try to make me fear even sleep. You lost. Thanks to Zoloft, my dreams are now too weird to bear any truth.
You tried to make me doubt my family. , They might not understand, but they are still here.
You tried to change me. You did. I am a different person now, but I wouldn’t go back to my old self if I could.
You tried to make me forget my purpose. I remember.
I will not succumb to the fear that you try to drown me in. You may still be in my body, but YOU LOSE.
I am a 25 year old daughter, sister, aunt, granddaughter, niece, and friend. I was diagnosed with thyroid cancer in October 2008 and have been a changed person ever since. My favorite things are relaxing on the beach, being with my family, the color orange, and the Clemson tigers. You can read more of my story on my blog, The Eye of the Storm.
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