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

Scott —

Thank you for sharing your story. I’m sorry you are having to go through this.

As a kid who lost his mom to stage 4 stomach cancer and an adult who recently had a colorectal cancer scare myself (I got lucky it was nothing).

I want you to know it is ok to be afraid. It is ok to share everything with your loved ones. They need to know and can help you through it. Don’t worry about what happens if you don’t make it. Worry about fighting like hell to make it. No matter how much you are prepared if it doesn’t go well (my mom was overly prepared), it wont blunt the blow.

Fight like hell, fight everyday and do it with hope. No matter how bad it gets, remember to smile. Everyday you wake up, whether you have cancer or not, is a day worth enjoying. It is a day worth smiling about.

Good Luck Scott. We are all here for you.

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