Monday, October 12, 2015

Breaking Free From the Cancer Identity

Interesting read from the Huffington Post.  For the first year or so after I was diagnosed, I was worried that cancer would become my identity. It pissed me off. I'm more than just cancer. But here I am a few years later and it kind of is my identity. I can't remember a time when I didn't have cancer. Can't even remember physically what not having cancer felt like. I do think some of that is because of myeloma. It's always there. I suppose I'm ok with it.  Anyways, the link below was written by a cancer survivor who is wrestling with this question.


Breaking Free From the Cancer Identity



1 comment:

  1. I understand how you feel, Matt (and so many others) I copped out and chose a different path; helping others with myeloma became my calling. For better or worse, I'm myeloma 24/7. Hopefully that will help free up others to keep their identities outside of cancer.

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