• Have you wondered why you are still here hanging on to life while so many others around you have fallen?

    Asked by MyLungCancer on Wednesday, August 5, 2020

    Have you wondered why you are still here hanging on to life while so many others around you have fallen?

    I can't help but have a little survivor's guilt every time I hear about someone that I know who has been diagnosed, fought it but died. Some go quick, others fight for years before finally being taken. I know it's huge question with some deep thought and debate. It just gets to me every now and then. What do you think?

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    • PaulineJ's Avatar
      PaulineJ

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    • po18guy's Avatar
      po18guy

      Another thought: who says the dead do not pity us, as we continue to suffer? I see no room for guilt there.

      about 1 month ago
    • Carool's Avatar
      Carool

      I’ve never felt guilt about surviving, but I’ve felt sadness, especially when I read about kids or young adults who die of cancer. In my own group of friends, several have had breast cancer (three I met in a post-treatment breast cancer support group held in my hospital). We’re all alive, though I know of another of the original ten group members who died years ago. And my cousin died at 66 of ALS, and a friend died of CJD (Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease), which is rare, fatal, and worse than most cancers. I hope we can allay any guilt and try to enjoy our good luck in being here.

      about 1 month ago

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