I'm a Survivor...
Some cancer peeps will tell you that the real struggle is after treatments are over and you are declared, "CANCER FREE!"
Those 2 words are the most exciting, but also the most nerve-wrecking things you can hear. Because any survivor knows that cancer returning is a very real reality. I remember reading a facebook post by a guy who has survived cancer ELEVEN TIMES! Get your head around that, because I sure as hell cannot. Not after a brutal year of being burned, poisoned, cut up, bagged, and prodded!
One reason Cancer Owl is continuing is because my cancer story is not over. Cancer is not cured, and despite Obama's bold words, there is no singular cure for this thing.
If you're reading this, and you're like, "I've never had cancer but I have a buddy who's had it!" then I'd guarantee he's thought about cancer in the last 24 hours. In my comic, So You Have Cancer you will notice that Cancer is not killed off...he just got his ass beat. And you'll also notice that my Owl was not "cured". This is very much on purpose, because cancer peeps don't like the word "cured".
I'm totally not kidding when I tell you that your life is forever changed when you hear the words, "it's cancer".
The key is living today, not dreading tomorrow.