Reflections on My Cancer Battle (Part 2: Celebrating Three Years)


At first I didn’t know what it all meant. Cancer. Tumor. Malignant. I knew what the words meant academically, but realistically, where real life is lived, not a clue. I went home from work and found a devastated wife. But I didn’t feel devastated. What was the big deal? I had a tumor. It was cancerous. No problem. The surgeon would go up my rectum with a scalpel, cut the little monster out, and that would be that. Call me a cancer survivor.

We argued that night. She was absolutely floored, shocked, distraught, all of the above. I was . . . myself. Jen couldn’t understand why I wasn’t more upset. I didn’t understand why she was. It was no big deal.

Boy, was I wrong. I didn’t have a clue what was waiting just around the corner.

To be continued . . .

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Mike Dellosso is an author of wide-eyed suspense. He writes stories that not only entertain but enlighten.

Posted on March 11, 2011, in Cancer, Christian Living, Life in General and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. I would have reacted just like Jen. Don’t you think you were kind of in shock, Mike?

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    • Looking back on it, Jill, I don’t know if I was in shock or just so ignorant of what the whole thing meant. I thought it was no different than a cancerous mole the dermatologist cuts off. I had no idea what all was involved. I got a rude awakening!

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