That article got me thinking of what word I would choose.
The first word that popped into my mind was "SURVIVOR". But does that word make cancer the focus of my life? I admit that many times it is. I call myself a cancer advocate so I am reading about cancer, talking to other survivors , trying to raise awareness of ovarian cancer , volunteering with ovarian cancer organizations and raising funds for cancer research. That happens just about every day.
I am also a survivor who worries. This week I worried that my port might not function correctly. It functioned like brand new. I worried as I waited to see my doctor. And when her nurse practitioner came in to do the exam because my doctor had to see a newly diagnosed patient I was a bit hesitant. But then I thought to myself " You are 3 years out of surgery for your recurrence and 2 and a half years out of chemo , your CA-125 is 11 isn't it time to move on?" . The exam went well. So I am good for 3 more months.
So yes, I am a survivor. But I would choose the word
I am more than just a cancer survivor , I am a wife, mother, grandmother, friend, advocate, engineer, teacher, blogger , crocheter, painter, Disney fan & dog owner. And I hope to add more to life in the years ahead.
Every Day is a Blessing