On social media, CURE® recently asked its readers to share what was the most meaningful thing someone has said to them during their cancer journey. Here’s what they shared.
Each week on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, CURE® asks its readers to share their thoughts with a #CureConnect discussion question.
This past week, we asked: “What is the most meaningful thing someone said to you during your cancer journey?”
Here’s what some of our readers shared:
“At one of my first appointments, one of the oncology nurses squeezed my hand and said, ‘You're going to be OK.’ That early encouragement was so important to my mental state. Two cancer diagnoses and 11 years later, and I'm OK.” – R.P.
“’What’s been the best part so far?’ Question ticked me off at first because there’s nothing good about cancer. But as I was brewing in anger, I started thinking about all the blessings that came from it. Not sure I’d have realized it without that question.” – D.J.M.
“It was my boss at the time who said the most meaningful thing to me. ‘We are going to get through this together.’ Eight years later, he still checks up on me regularly.” – A.H.
“A wonderful oncology nurse told me that, ‘Women are tough. And you have to be tough to get through chemo and beat cancer.’ Thank you, Belinda, for helping me to be tough.” – K.M.
“Fight like you are the third monkey getting on the Ark.” – K.B.C.
“I’m so glad to see you.” – A.H.
“My son hugging me and saying, ‘Mom, I’m so proud of you.’” – A.V.
“Thank you for letting me help you.” – J.K.
“When I told my oncologist that I couldn’t wrap my head around treatment for the rest of my life she said: ‘You live in a new world. You can’t go back to the old world, but you’re in a good place in this new world.’ I remind myself of this at the endless medical appointments.” – K.I.
“‘It’s OK to cry and have bad days, just don’t stay there.’ It made me feel heard and supported to be able to express my emotions. Opposed to guilty and weak. It also encouraged me to keep pushing forward.” – L.H.