Thursday, December 2, 2004 – 10:55 pm

Area of Effect

Something that should be plainly obvious to most people who know me by now, is that Cancer affects not just the person afflicted, but anyone and everyone around them. The people closest to them are often the first to succumb to the pressure of the situation. The more you love someone, the harder it is to watch them go through this.

As tomorrow – Friday December 3rd – is my last official day as a “cancer patient in treatment”, I think now the attention should be focused on praying for those that have had to endure throughout the past year. It hasn’t been easy for any of them, and I think we need to take a moment to collect ourselves.

At least for the next three months – until my next CT scan – I’m a free man. I hope to enjoy whatever time I have “cancer-free” and not worry too much about things I cannot change. Too many people would suffer further as a result. I care too much about them to let that happen.

Mood: Stripped.