Cancer Support Group

April 2, 2015

I always hear the term “Cancer Survivorship” and think to myself, What does that even mean? I know all about survivor’s guilt.

You may remember that a few years ago, I spoke at the Pierce County Cancer Survivorship Conference. I donated a few of my books to this worthy cause and began to get requests for speaking to local cancer support groups.

When I was first asked to speak, I immediately said, “Of course I will.” Then, the doubt began to set in. What would I say? I’m a writer, not a speaker. Who wants to hear me blather on and on? Then, I realized, it’s not about me. It’s about so many people—unfortunately—going through cancer. Just like me.

I spoke again today to a group of wonderful people. We laughed. We cried. We complained. And celebrated our survivorship together.