My Cancer Story Ch. 17 “My Fellow Cancer Combatants”

Chapter 17: My Fellow Cancer Combatants 

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This round of chemo was the first of three smaller doses. After the two massive doses I completed before break– well, even after the first massive dose, the cancer was gone from my blood and furthermore from the bone marrow. I’d asked if the rest was necessary, but Dr. McGann insisted. “We need to make sure we truly destroyed all of the cancer cells, and if we don’t continue treatment, it could be dangerous.” It was like some sort of poisonous victory lap.

Just then, I realized… The way she reacted meant some people had refused treatment. That meant that I too could conceivably get off this train at any time and never look back. Immediately, that notion terrified me; to up and leave the biggest battle of your life?! No thank you.

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