Thursday, March 26, 2009

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I wrote a letter to myself to be mailed five years from now, but it suprised me so much in its sincerity that I thought I'd post it here instead.

Dear FutureMe,

Are you alive?

If so, I am happy.

You are now a long-term cancer survivor. Reoccurance is unlikely. YOU DID IT. All of the pain and anguish of chemotherapy has been worth it. Can you still taste your foods? Can you still taste success? I hope you've had a little.

If you've had a reoccurance, stay strong. The good days alone are enough to keep fighting. The blue sky, the fresh air, a shared smile. I hope you have found love. Even if it has come and gone, you've had it in your grasp.

Always remember the hollow, nauseous days of chemo, and all that you've learned from cancer. Remember your humility. Remember to give back. Remember to smile, because people say you are more beautiful that way.

If you are dead, I love you, I'm sorry, and I hope someone else can read this.


Kate Burton said...

Wow, that's beautiful. If attitude really was the way to beat cancer it wouldn't stand a chance against you.

Opposcity said...

thanks for sharing this. i hope it surprises the hell out you 5 years from now when you're so busy living and loving.

Psiplex said...

Thank you fro sharing this- it really speaks.

Love and light

Anonymous said...

I love you! The future holds so many wonderful things for you, it's just waiting for you to get better. Can't wait for Sunday! :) -Vicki

Luke said...

Beautiful letter Kaylin

Did you write a letter for the future you of one month from now? She's probably a swell broad too and might like a letter also.

Wishing all of you enough smiles and incredibly huge blue skies


Dennis Pyritz, RN said...

I wish that I had written myself a letter back in 2001 when I was first diagnosed with leukemia (t-cell prolymphocytic leukemia). But then back then I didn't imagine that I had that long to live. My goal at the time was to live to see all three installments of "The Lord of the Rings" but I was afraid to invest $29.95 for a year's subscription to a favorite magazine - afraid I wouldn't live to read all 12 issues. I'm still here, miraculously, after 88 months.
I just started my own blog. Please check it out.
I like your refreshing writing style. Keep hanging in there, Dennis

Donna said...

Beautiful. Thank you for this.