Hi, I recently celebrated my 9th year in remission post treatment from stage 2b double primary ovarian & uterine ca, but I still could very much relate to that feeling of “survivor’s guilt”. While I’ve lost 3 of my chemo classmates/close friends (and might be losing another soon as she struggles through a recurrence & spread), I’m here and alive. I’m deeply sorry for others, but at the same time, I’m also filled with gratitude. For me, it was a very humbling journey and it would be a waste if I don’t make the most of my “bonus round” in this borrowed life. I realised that my purpose is not just to live for oneself, but more for others ~ serving in any way I can and encouraging hope are making my new life more meaningful.
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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.