Reassuring friends

I finished Lance Armstrong’s ‘It’s not about the bike’ today and something he said struck me. He talked about his own emotional upheaval, his grueling struggle with chemotherapy and the support from family/friends being crucial to his state of mind remaining positive and focussed on his cure from advanced testicular cancer. He said, ‘sometimes you need to support and reassure the people who are alongside you as they’re scared too.’ Even though my first two rounds of chemo have thrown me physically and emotionally I don’t feel this is the only life I’ve got now. Chemo finishes early October 2009 and then I’ll start to feel better and better. So, I want to reassure you that after the chemo mop-up I’ll regard myself as cancer free, which I plan on remaining for the rest of my life.

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