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As October comes to an end and breast cancer awareness publicity winds down…many continue to live with, and fight this disease. Often, I am asked, “when can I say I am a survivor? When can I say I am disease free?” I use to think this was a difficult question. But, with maturity and experience comes wisdom. The answer is not a generic one…

Survivor JeannineWalston500

“I did not think I’d still be alive after diagnosed with a brain tumor in the spring of 1998 at age 24, 15 years ago.” Says Jeannine Walston in her blog.

During a recent cancer walk, the buzz was all about being a cancer  “over-comer” and not a “survivor” … Hhhmm.  I say, whichever phrase empowers you most…use it! The Merriam Webster dictionary defines both as:

Survive: To remain alive or in existence; live on. To continue to function or prosper; to continue to function or prosper despite … (Merriam-Webster)

Overcome: to defeat something. To successfully deal with or gain control of (something difficult). To affect (someone) very strongly or severely

Strong terms!

About 7 years ago while wrestling with the different faces and phases of cancer…I chose to express myself on paper (not sure I would call it a poem though). It never gets easier to handle…as physician, we need an escape too. I choose to download to Jesus daily…and leave it at the alter. Yes…I pray for my patients in private…


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To ALL the Survivors and Over-comers – Blessings, Peace and Love!


Remember …

Ipsa Scientia Potestas est    ———  Knowledge itself is power!

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