Somebody Stop the World – guest post

Somebody Stop the World

Somebody stop the world,
I want to go back.
I want to go back ,
Before cancer Turned our world upside down.
I want to go back
this wasn’t supposed to happen to us,
not to you .
I want to go back ,
To our carefree days
And future plans.
I want to go back
before doctors and chemo
and losing your hair
I want to go back,
When you were so strong
You seemed invincible
I want to go back,
When I didn’t cry every day
for fear of losing you.
I want to go back ,
To where people didn’t avoid me
Because they don’t know what to say.
I want to go back ,
To when we still had forever
And weren’t living on borrowed time.
I want to go back ,
To a point in my life I wasn’t so angry with God.
It wasn’t that long ago,
Though it seems like forever
Somebody stop the world,
I want to go back……..
Author Robin Reynolds

What they don’t see

They say
You are so strong
They see me doing what I have to for my family
They see me put on a brave face
They don’t see how many tears I cry
They don’t see me fall apart daily
They don’t see the terror in my heart
They don’t see how much my life has changed
They don’t see how this has changed me
They don’t see the loneliness that I feel
They don’t see how their avoidance hurts me
They don’t see fear in their children’s eyes
They don’t see because their life is still intact
They don’t see because they still don’t appreciate what they have
They don’t see how scared I am
They don’t see because they don’t look
They don’t see because they don’t want to see
They don’t see because they don’t ask
They don’t see how much it hurts me
That they don’t see

from Somebody Stop the World – esophageal cancer survivor blog

I spent some time looking at new blogs tonight.  I have added a dozen or so to the Links listHope you all enjoyed Robin’s poetic voiceI will make my own post tomorrow.   Take care, Dennis


About Dennis Pyritz

Dennis W. Pyritz, RN, BA, BSN, has been a cancer nurse since 1987 and a cancer and bone marrow transplant survivor since 2004. In December 2001 he was diagnosed with t-cell prolymphocytic leukemia (T-PLL), a rare aggressive form of chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL). Dennis was treated with the then new monoclonal antibody, alemtuzumab (Campath) as this disease has a median survival of 7.5 months. He achieved a 26 month remission but relapsed in February 2004. He was retreated with Campath and went into a second remission. In August 2004 he underwent an allogeneic peripheral blood stem cell transplant with his brother, Mark, as donor. Dennis has remained in remission since - a near miracle. Throughout his career as cancer nurse and patient, Dennis has had the opportunity to speal to both lay and professional groups. Dennis has spoken on cancer topics and survival issues across the country as well as in the United Kingdom, Norway, Austria, Portugal, Honduras, Panama, Guatemala, Trinidad, United Arab Emirates, Jordan, Cyrpus, Israel, and India.

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