Kaffee: I want the truth!
Col. Jessep: [shouts] You can't handle the truth!
- A Few Good Men
What is the thing everyone says they want in a relationship?
What is the one thing that most people can’t handle?
It’s hard enough dating and worrying about normal rejections: Will he think my hair is too short/blonde/long/flat? What if I something gets stuck in my teeth? What if my outfit is just all wrong? What if he thinks I’m too thin/fat? The list is endless and we all worry about them every time.
What if you add the “cancer thing” in there? See you can hide that precious little gem from people for a while but when you literally bear your dirty little secret on your neck, it doesn’t stay hidden for long. [I’m sure I’ve blogged about this topic before but for the life of me can’t find it on here!] When should you tell that potential someone? If you tell them right away, it might be too much too soon. But if you wait, will they think you were keeping this big huge secret behind their back? Once you do tell them, whenever you choose to do so, will they bow out anyway because it’s just too much to handle.
I had cancer. I dealt with it, I accepted it, I conquered it. I have changed because of it. I know I am stronger because of it.
I had cancer but I am a lot more than cancer ever was. And you are the one who’s missing out.