Any cancer survivor will tell you that the journey doesn't end after we hear the words, "Cancer free", "Remission" or "NED". And this cartoon highlights this issue so well, because it's easy for the rest of the world to move on.
But we're still dealing with it, and it's often lonely.
Here's Lorna's original submission and the real Lorna!
I have a rare type of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. I had my neck slashed open to root out enlarged lymph nodes, followed by chemo and immunotherapy. Hello new cancer friends: nerve pain, fatigue and brain fog. A year later...Hooray! I'm in remission. My old friends were so happy with my news. They didn't seem to want to hear the "but"... it's an incurable form of cancer, so I'll eventually need to go back for more treatment. Family and friends walking the other way whistling a happy tune, leaving me alone with my cancer 'friends'.