jwl23

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Article Talk: Cancer 'Survivors': What's in A Word?
June 11, 2019
I was 14 when diagnosed. I didn't want that poison put in me, even though I knew I would die without it. Now I am 44. I had open heart surgery to replace my aortic valve when I was 39. Now my other valves are bad. I am on oxygen, I take 20 pills a day. I am robbing my kids of their childhood because I am not physically capable of doing everything I wish I could do with them. This is not what I consider surviving. It's heartbreaking to see my kids disappointed because I can't do what their friends parents do. It's a living hell. I didn't survive cancer. The poison I was given then has come back for me. Everyone thinks I ...

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