June 3 is National Cancer Suvivors’ Day

I have been cancer free for 22 years. My surgery for testicular cancer was December 19, 1990.

National Cancer Survivors Day® is an annual, treasured worldwide Celebration of Life that is held in hundreds of communities throughout the United States, Canada, and other participating countries. Participants unite in a symbolic event to show the world that life after a cancer diagnosis can be meaningful and productive. (source)

It seems as every day I hear of someone else affected by the scourge of this dread disease, family, friends, co-workers, neighbors.

It’s very simple. Cancer sucks.

That’s why it’s important to eat right, take care of yourself and get regular checkups.

Quesions? Check out these resources:

American Cancer Society

Association of Cancer Online Resources

Susan G. Komen for the Cure

Prostate Cancer Foundation (PCF)

I know that I was very fortunate. My cancer was caught in time and the surgery was successful. I went through minimal treatments of radiation, which also sucked, but were mostly preventive. Daily as I went in for my treatments I saw men, woman and children who were suffering much more than I.

It was my faith, and the faith and support of my family and friends around me that brought me through that time.

Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High
will rest in the shadow of the Almighty.[a]
I will say of the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress,
my God, in whom I trust.”
Surely he will save you
from the fowler’s snare
and from the deadly pestilence.
He will cover you with his feathers,
and under his wings you will find refuge;
his faithfulness will be your shield and rampart.
You will not fear the terror of night,
nor the arrow that flies by day,
nor the pestilence that stalks in the darkness,
nor the plague that destroys at midday.
A thousand may fall at your side,
ten thousand at your right hand,
but it will not come near you.
You will only observe with your eyes
and see the punishment of the wicked.
If you say, “The Lord is my refuge,”
and you make the Most High your dwelling,
no harm will overtake you,
no disaster will come near your tent.
For he will command his angels concerning you
to guard you in all your ways;
they will lift you up in their hands,
so that you will not strike your foot against a stone.
You will tread on the lion and the cobra;
you will trample the great lion and the serpent.
“Because he[b] loves me,” says the Lord, “I will rescue him;
I will protect him, for he acknowledges my name.
He will call on me, and I will answer him;
I will be with him in trouble,
I will deliver him and honor him.
With long life I will satisfy him
~Psalm 91

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