• In light of two mass shootings in one day, have you considered how lucky we are to survive cancer?

    Asked by WNMyeloma on Sunday, August 4, 2019

    In light of two mass shootings in one day, have you considered how lucky we are to survive cancer?

    These events remind us that we could be gone in the blink of an eye. Car accident, heart attack, falling off a bluff, mass shooting, or just succumbing to cancer. We are all lucky and hopefully thankful to still be here and able to enjoy our lives. Think about it and be grateful today.

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    • CancerChicky's Avatar

      I have moments where I will be doing something and all of a sudden think to myself that I could not be here to enjoy it. I might be playing with my nieces and nephews and get a flash that I could be dead and not have the chance to enjoy them. I seem to have these flashes a few times a week. So yes, I'm grateful to be here and I do realize that I could be gone from this cancer, or a car wreck, or shot, or something else. For me the bottom line is that dead is dead, it doesn't matter what takes me I'm still gone. So I am grateful to be here!

      6 months ago
    • BoiseB's Avatar

      Every mass shooting rips me apart. Twenty-seven years ago my daughter missed being in a school shooting by minutes. She was attending a meeting at another school in the area. Her group left the meeting minutes before the shooter started shooting. The meeting took place in the very room where the shooter took hostages and killed and tortured them. Some of my friends had children in the school. I was friends with one of the teachers who was a hostage. The valedictorian, a young man with a scholarship to the Air Force Academy was shot in the back and has remained paralyzed from the waist to this day. A month or so before this event a friend of mine had killed in a mass shooting the library where he worked.
      I have survived 9 past the day, I was told I would die of cancer. I have been here on WhatNext for 6 years people that I followed have died. Yet I survived. I often question "Why I survived" All I can do is live the best life I can. And be kind to everyone I meet including disagreeable people that I must deal with

      6 months ago
    • GregP_WN's Avatar

      I often have moments where I think to myself that I could be missing this. I call those "survivor moments". I mean that if I wasn't a survivor I wouldn't be taking part in this party for our niece. I wouldn't be able to walk along the creek with my sweetie, I wouldn't be able to be playing music with some friends enjoying the night, etc. so yes, I do feel lucky to have survived 3 diagnoses and one stroke, and several stupid decisions over the years.

      6 months ago

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