Friday, March 26, 2010


When they say, "she died after losing her battle with cancer," I think they've got it wrong.

I think if you never get cancer again, and die of something else, you WIN.

If you die of cancer, you've FOUGHT IT TO A DRAW.   Because guess what suckkka, once you die, the cancer dies too.  It's not contagious, it can't jump to the next guy and it can't eat you anymore, so you haven't exactly lost. 

Think of fighting Alexander Hamilton in a gun duel.  If he kills you, he wins.  But if he kills you and you fatally shoot him, you didn't lose your battle with Alexander Hamilton, you fought him to a draw.  If you shoot him and he misses, you win and get to die of something else.

In the bigger, global scheme of things, cancer is a beast that still lurks, so you could say that it's winning.  But I still think of any and all triumphs v the Beast as a Victories for Our Side. 

Now that we have that settled, win, lose or draw in the battle v cancer, there's not much point in keeping score against Death!


Anonymous said...

Thank you for this insight. It puts cancer in a more managable perspective, at least intellectually!

AMY said...

If you have cancer, fight to win!