Sunday, March 28, 2010

Post Secret CLLer?

I found this image on Post Secret, the blog run by Frank Warren, a guy in Maryland who encourages people to send in anonymous post cards. These cards usually express things that the senders would otherwise keep to themselves.

No, I didn't send it in, and I can't be sure it's from a patient with chronic lymphocytic leukemia. But it does speak for all of us, I imagine, although I don't feel guilty for not suffering more.


4 comments:

Anonymous said...

David,

I agree.

I bet your loved ones would agree too. It doesn't matter to me that the love of my life has a 'good' cancer - he still has cancer and there is no cure - that's the thing that matters. It's always in the back of my mind even though he's pretty healthy most of the time - except for the frequent colds.

But then... who knows what the future holds for any of us. I really hope your treatment is a success for you.

Jeda
Australia

Julie said...

I agree! I was told at age 36 I had the "good cancer" - CLL. At age 42 I had a stem cell transplant. How's that for good?
Julie
PS: I'm 4 months post transplant and still having treatments!

cherri said...

I was just told I have the good cancer Cll...I don't even know what that means. I would never think cancer and good in the same sentence fits.
Cherri

David Arenson said...

I believe it was CLL expert Dr. John Byrd who once said: "The only good cancer is the one you don't have."