Cancer sucks, no question about it. But, with that said, cancer has shown me who I really am and what I am capable of doing.
Here is what I wrote about thanking cancer:
No have never thanked cancer and never will. The negative far outweighs any pollyanna positive. I also tend to resent any articles that tell me I should look for the positive, etc. (yours was less preachy than most). There is absolutely nothing wrong with hating the entire experience and then say F@%* cancer and walk away (of course in my case the walking away is a little more problematic with my 3rd cancer as this 3rd one, unlike the other two, has no cure) and then never look back. If finding a positive helps you - great. What helps me far more is getting on with my life after nasty detours like my cancers are and have been. Would I thank having a broken leg. Never. Cancer, especially breast cancer (I have had it on both sides, this is not my cancer with no cure), seems to require us to redefine our lives include cancer as who we are and not what we had. For me cancer has little to do with who I am any more than a broken leg would.
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