"Cancer May Leave Your Body, But It Never Leaves Your Life"
New York Times blogger Suleika Jaouad writes about the internal conflict she’s had with the word, “survivor.” She’s adept at pointing out that her journey is very personal, and may not apply to others’ experiences with cancer. And while she navigates through some sobering feelings, she also shares how thankful she’s been for the past year: “For the first time since my diagnosis, I felt a sense of elation and accomplishment as I reflected on all that I had survived in the past year—all that we, as a community, had made it through. Today, it’s been 92 days since my transplant. While my doctors say that my recovery from the transplant is going as well as can be, the threat of relapse is never far from my mind…I’m still anxious about calling myself a “survivor,” but I’m unbelievably grateful to have survived my transplant. I’m still here. And that means I can continue to figure out what surviving means to me.”