Being a cancer survivor is embracing pain, fighting a daily battle with the pains and repercussions of the long term after effects of radiation and chemotherapy. Do all have these problems, it is a big NO. It all depends on your body constitution, wear and tear, age and a lot of other factors of life. It is the biggest battle of life to know that different parts of your body are fighting it out due to the after effects of the treatment. Any problem you have, the doctors have just one answer; that it is the long term after effect of the radiation and chemotherapy. The daily battle I fight is in a way a victory for me, but in the fight sometimes you get tired and to keep up your spirits is the biggest task. If you ask me there are only two options to all the daily challenges, you fight physically; due to the physical fight the emotional fight is the biggest task and you can either give up completely or fight like hell. Is it as easy as that, when it is not only a physical fight but also a psychological fight, then I would say, it is the toughest battle of life to keep going when you have to fight with every little part of your body and also your psychological fight towards it.
At some crossroads of life, in a journey through all winding paths fighting all battles, it hits like a thunderbolt that life has rendered you a lone path. It is a daily fight with life and your body to keep your life going; being thankful for the little mercies bestowed and the little things that matter a lot in life which no riches can buy. You realize that all those you look up to are no more near you. All are lost in their own battles of life and shut themselves away from you. For some it is a battle to stay afloat, for some it is a battle to live on, while for some it is a daily struggle to fight a battle to maintain the deteriorating elements of the body that is a biological machine. Each one is in a battle within oneself. In the daily battle for life sometimes one tends to drift away from all.
For a cancer survivor it sometimes becomes a daily fight to maintain the quality of life. Some days you struggle to find rhythm in life, it is a tough fight against yourself with a will to survive. It is the fight that makes you value every living moment of your life. It makes you lose fear of death and enjoy the moments that are available to you; it makes you look at all the little insignificant things of life. It is self motivation and the inspiration to fight out to feel alive and wake up to see the dawn of another day.