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