I’m 35 and I may suddenly have lost the rest of my life. I’m panicking, just a bit.
Scott Riddle
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Scott,

I just went for colonoscopy today. It isn’t the first time. I am well. Just another small polyp. I had thyroid cancer in 2013 which was stage three. Yesterday, after coming home from a funeral for an acquaintance who was only 52 when she died, I was once again thinking how life changes in an instant. How there is a life before and a life after certain events. One life over and another beginning. A scarier life. I was thinking, for not the first time, that we really don’t have all the time in the world. How surprising to find your blog post in my Inbox. I will be following you and holding you in my prayers.

There are two things I know: first, they are making strides in cancer care all the time. You have a better chance today with your diagnosis than you would have 5 years ago. Second, you will meet amazing people because of your cancer. I have richer, deeper friendships now. I appreciate time with my family more. I realized how many people had been going through cancer and I never noticed. When I got cancer, they immediately reached out to me. They shared their stories just like so many people have here. People who have no reason to care, DO!

You sound like you have a good attitude. You sound like you aren’t afraid to share your thoughts and feelings. I can only believe this will help you heal. You aren’t sugar coating things but you are also not giving up. That matters!

Many blessings!

Nan

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