Dear Chemo –
The ability to throw on a skirt or shorts without worrying about if I’ve shaved my legs cannot be over sold. Thanks for that, and you know, the whole helping to save my life bit.
You have quite the reputation for causing fatigue, hair loss, nausea and other less delightful experiences. While it’s true that you’ve snatched the hair off my head, I’ve noticed that you’ve done me a few favors too. You’ve taken away those unwanted hairs that I unsuccessfully tried to banish with laser hair removal. (Maybe they’ll get the hint this time & stay gone!) The work you’ve done on my calluses is outstanding! My feet haven’t been this soft since I was a child. And you’ve practically annihilated my keloid scars. Well done; a year’s worth of scar treatment strips haven’t done what you’ve accomplished in 5 weeks. Perhaps best of all…well, after the helping to save my life, you appear to have made me repugnant to mosquitos. I’ve spent my whole life envying people who could step outside and not be immediately mobbed by those little vampires. Now I, too, can actually enjoy sitting on the porch in the evening!
I just wanted you to know that I know you’re not all bad. And even the bad stuff is worth it for the chance to live a cancer free life. So thanks.