I discovered the first benefit of having cancer this evening. Someone from my political party called asking if I could go door-to-door with a group this weekend to support a local candidate. Before I always felt guilty for saying No, and yet, as an introvert, I am not really comfortable in such situations. Today, I said, “I’m sorry. I just found out I have cancer.” That guy was off the phone faster than you could say George Washington. Yes! I finally have an excuse they can’t argue with. I plan to make good use of it.
written by Susan Thogerson MaasWhen I was diagnosed with breast cancer, I began doing what came natural to me--writing about it. At first I wrote in my private journal. Then it occurred to me that perhaps by keeping a blog journal of my experiences, I could provide encouragement and hope to others who find themselves on a similar journey. Please feel free to join me here and share what you have learned through the physical, emotional, and spiritual experience that is called cancer.