A different post but one I wanted to share my feelings about.
An open letter to cancer
Words alone cannot describe the pain, suffering and agony you cause so many people across the world.
You have no discrimination against colour/age/race/rich/poor/gender/religion and indeed anyone is fair game and up against your cruel disease.
On many occasions, lurking away for years in all parts of body only to surface and cause the most traumatic devastation to the person diagnosed and all their associated loved ones.
You can often pop up at short notice and take precious lives away at very short notice and your cruelty knows no bounds.
Not suffice to subject so many people to your cruel disease, you an often have additional torment by causing physical pain as well as mental and you have a knack for manifesting yourself in so many different ways.
The pain you cause with treatments you will never know, nor the precious lives you take, the families you devastate.
You devastate lives/ruin ambitions/tear families apart and generally leave behind a mind blowing web of destruction.
You are a cruel wicked disease and you are a universal enemy.
What you do not see is the resilience of people/ the strength of people and their families and the love, care and support that strangers offer each other in these times of pain and despair.
You do not see the magnificent research and development that battles against you nor the magnificent army of staff who dedicate their lives and professions to help tackle you.
You do not see how it can often bring out the very best of people and how people can find strength they never knew they had to overcome your personal attacks.
We do very often win the battles against you and have many many successes against you but never the war, so far.
We also do hope to change the word never and someday beat all of your cruel disease and all that it brings with you.
We are all innocent and do not deserve your cruel interventions in all of our lives and can only pray, that one day, additional cures are found so you become extinct and leave all alone from your horrid disease.
Leave us alone.