One of the questions on the survey portion of the clinical trial I’m participating in ask if cancer was a positive thing bit my life? In so many ways I wanted to say no, but I feel guilty when I am struck by the truth of yes. You see, cancer has introduced me to many people that I otherwise would not have met. It has given me a platform for blogging. It is giving me a new direction to take my research (If I choose to). It has given me an improved self-image.
I still would not say that cancer is a gift, I would just say that it hasn’t been all bad. There have been things that have been good, but I feel some guilt in wanting to recognize the good that has come out of this experience.