It’s just a day, no biggie

They gave their lives for the sake of freedom. Cancer didn’t take it from them.

Monday. August 1, 2011. Just another day for some. No biggie.

For me, it was the day I learned I had cancer. I would be lying if I said “no biggie” here.

It was a big day. A day that rocked my world, one that shook me to the core.

But here I am a year later. And according to the latest test results, there’s no sign of the cancer. Biggie.

I’ve watched others who have received a cancer diagnosis after mine and have lost their battle. One was a grandfather who lived a life of service to others. Another died a few days before his 16th birthday.

That day was filled with so many unknowns. I didn’t know how blessed I was. I didn’t know we caught it early enough so I wouldn’t need chemo or radiation. I didn’t know just how awesome my friends and family are. I didn’t know that cancer would show me how to be grateful for the other things in my life.

I didn’t know I would eventually be able to tell others that it was just another day. No biggie.

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8 Responses to It’s just a day, no biggie

  1. Patty Hebert says:

    Cancer in many ways, it was a blessing. Who knew. Amazing. Thank God you are cancer free. I tell people of your journey all the time as an example of friends outpouring prayers and love.

    Many blessings to you and your family.

    • David says:

      Patty, I still wear my wrist band you sent me. I’m thankful for friends like you (even though we’ve never met) who have offered prayers, encouraging words and plenty of moral support.

      May God bless you more abundantly.

  2. Donna Flanagin says:

    David, can hardly believe it has been a year. So very glad you are doing well.

    • David says:

      So am I, Donna. Early on, time seemed to crawl by. Now it seems like a distant memory. Some things I won’t forget. Some things I can’t forget. Thank you for your encouragement and support!

  3. jeff noel says:

    David, it can not be a year already. You my friend, are a survivor. And a thriver. And an inspiration. Be amazing today. πŸ™‚

    • David says:

      367 days to be exact. I am a survivor. I gather inspiration from many sources. God. My friends. Strangers. Thank you.

      BTW, I looked up amazing in the dictionary and I saw your picture beside the definition. πŸ™‚

  4. Rachel says:

    Cancer diagnoses change people in ways that those who never hear those words may not understand. We learn what’s really important in life and to never take things for granted. I’m so thankful that you, too, beat the “Beast.” Keep being an example of faith, love and inspiration!!

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