This possibly seems like a ridiculous question but does anyone else suffer from survivor guilt?
It seems to me that anyone I have known who has been diagnosed with cancer, at 50 or younger,that has required chemo and/or radiation hasn't made it except me.
While I rejoice in the fact that I am doing so well, I found it particularly difficult when a very good friend died 12 months ago, 2 months after I stopped treatment. He was my "chemo buddy" and ran a 2.50 marathon before being diagnosed with industrial related lung cancer.
I often have difficulty trying to understand why he and 3 other friends haven't made it. I don't feel that I am anything special, or at least no more than they were.
If anyone else has experienced this, could you let me know if it is a common thought or am I just overly sensitive and as my husband says, I think too much.
Cancer Council NSW would like to acknowledge the traditional custodians of the land on which we live and work.We would also like to pay respect to elders past and present and extend that respect to all other Aboriginal people.