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Dear Cancer,
Dear Cancer,
FIGHTERS
You have taken away so many lives,
You even tried to take mine.
You have caused so many cries,
But God gave me a sign.
My doctor declared war with you,
So I prepared myself for combat.
My nurses knew exactly what to do,
And we merked you, like so bad.
You gave me nosebleeds and mouth sores,
You changed me from the inside and out.
That transplant shit was super hardcore,
Ativan and Benadryl is what I couldn't live without.
You couldn't take my life,
So you took my fertility instead.
I still got to become a wife
Even while the COVID spread.
I hope the future stops your unfairness,
Once and for all.
Until then I'll be spreading awareness,
You can bet I'll keep winning, that is all.
NATALIE HILTON
It's been real, but I think it's time for you to go. You've wreaked havoc on my life for
three long years, appearing and disappearing at will. What nerve you have. I have things
to do, children to raise, and a life to live. You do not fit into my plan. I can fill pages of
a book with things you have robbed me of. Mercilessly you've returned three times,
attacking my breast, chest, and bones. The left side of my body looks like a connect the
dots of radiation tattoos and surgical scars revealing a picture of pain and suffering.
I've spent three years losing and growing my hair, smiling through the embarrassment
and avoiding the beach because I don't want to be the bald lady frolicking in the surf.
I have a half moon scar on the side of my breast, which is permanently swollen, larger
than its counterpart. My chest is sunken in where you had to be scooped out by a skillful
surgeon who deflated my lung to remove you. I cannot sit back on my legs, do yoga, or
stoop down thanks to the radiation required to eradicate you from my femur. Mentally
you've torn me down, made me feel hopeless, powerless, and weak.
Now I'm here to tell you that you are no longer welcome. I am making my body
an inhospitable environment for you. No more sugar, caffeine, dairy, meat or processed
foods that you thrive on. From now on you get nothing but whole grains,
vegetables, and legumes to suffocate you and slow your growth. I will no longer
allow my life to become unfocused, chaotic or unbalanced. During each treatment,
I visualize the immunotherapy eradicating you from my body as it courses
through my bloodstream. Most importantly, every night I talk with God and am
assured that this is not my time. Not today cancer. I am comforted as my hands
dance across each rosary bead. I pray for a cancer victim on each one and feel the
warm vibration of positivity course through me. Though you have shown me how
strong, brave, and loved I really am, I'm ready for you to leave. It's a lesson that will
never need to be relearned. So let me help you pack up your damaged DNA so you
can be on your way. You are no longer welcome in this body.
Most Sincerely,
KRISTEN REILLY
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JUNE 2021
Dear Cancer,
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