Just a quick hello as I'm enjoying fall "break" which hasn't been a complete break but rather catching up on other stuff...but that's ok!
I wanted to share some great quotes that related to my life. I got them from the supplement to CURE magazine's Fall 2009 Issue about Surviving Well: When Treatment Ends, Surviving Begins.
"Being told you are cancer-free is not the same as being free of your disease" -Julia Rowland, PhD, Director, Office of Cancer Survivorship, NCI
"Permanent survival is roughly equated with 'cure,' but the person who has come through a cancer experience is indelibly affected by it." - "From Cancer Patient to Cancer Survivor: Lost in Transition," Institute of Medicine
"Whether good or bad, life changing situations often give people the chance to grow, learn, and appreciate what's important to them. Many people with cancer describe their experiences as a journey. It's not necessarily a journey they would have chosen for themselves. But it sometimes presents the opportunity to look at things in a different way." -"Facing Forward: Life after Cancer Treatment" booklet, NCI
"As cancer evolves into a chronic illness, the challenge will be in living life to the fullest extent possible, given long-term and late effects of treatment. These include not only physical effects, but emotional and socioeconomic effects as well." -Debra Thaler-Demers, RN, OCN, Survivor
Today, I am grateful for family, friends, God, a wonderful weekend full of fun ahead to finish up fall break!