Am I…. Cancer Free?

This fragile state in which I live

So much to offer and life to give

I dance, I sing, I shout with glee

…but am I really cancer free?

The day breaks softly on my bed

A ray of light caresses my head

I rise, I walk, I shout with glee

…. but am I really cancer-free?

The sun sets once again

It hesitates on the horizon and then

I breathe, I pray, I shout with glee

….but am I really cancer-free?

It seems so strange this body of mine

Separated in two by this jagged line

I look, I hear, I am filled with glee

… am I really cancer-free?

About inmycorner

This blog began as an opportunity to tell my Dad's stories. I sat with him and the computer and together we told stories. It was a wonderful way to get to know Dad. He was 9. He and Mom had a wonderful life together and since she passed away a year and a half before him - Dad was ready to join her. I no longer tell his stories but have found stories of my own. The impetus to resume this blog was the discovery that I had stage 4 ovarian cancer. Since blogging had been so therapeutic for my dad and I to get through our grief, I felt maybe this would be a good outlet to process my situation. I also hoped it may serve as an outreach to anyone else who is facing this very ominous journey. So far, so good.
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11 Responses to Am I…. Cancer Free?

  1. You are full of life. 🙂

    What a powerful post Stacey. So full of joy, and yet….it still whispers that fear.

    But shouts that joy.


  2. Hopebringsstrength says:


  3. I’d love to give you a resounding, yes!, but we both know I can’t. I can offer my prayers and a hearty Amen, but must as you, leave it in God’s hands. With all the questions, doubts, and joys and uncertainty life holds for each of us!

  4. inmycorner says:

    Barney – you are right and thank-you for that honest statement – it doesn’t scare me as much as shakes me into reality. Your prayers have been most helpful through some of my darkest times, so thank-you. I know I was not alone … but carried.

  5. Gallivanta says:

    It must be hard not to wonder. I suppose the answer is yes, at this moment, you are.

  6. earthchanges says:

    Beautiful poem. Have your ever thought about Natural Cancer Treatments. There are lots of people curing cancer or extending their life this way. Find a Natural Health Practitioner in your area. The Hollow Earth Network has some healing products too. We have a link on our site. Sending love and light Scott and C.

    • inmycorner says:

      Absolutely! I have done a lot of research on cancer treatments and found some great resources. I have not, yet, seen yours and so will investigate. Thank-you. I am an advocate of diet, exercise, and meditation.

  7. April says:

    The question you ask is the same one I have asked for over 3 years—wow, almost 4 years! After allowing myself to become mucked up in the anxiety, I sought the help of a therapist. Her words were…”as of this moment, you are cancer free—until you are told different”.

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