I recently replied to a request from Knoworthy for submissions for If Only I Knew Letters from cancer survivors. We were asked to write a letter to ourselves about the day we were diagnosed. I must admit I was surprised at how cathartic I found this exercise to be. This October 28th I will hit the 5 year mark for No Evidence of Disease (NED).
For as much as I have learned and experienced since then, until I wrote this letter, I never really stopped and took the time to acknowledge all that I went through. Whether or not you have had a cancer diagnosis, I highly recommend picking a time in your past and writing yourself a letter from today’s perspective. Looking back is often the best way to move forward.