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10 Things Cancer Has Taught Me

This was something I wrote for tenminutes.ph exactly four years ago. I’m republishing it here although deep in my heart I’d rather not. I don’t want to be vulnerable on the internet. But hey, maybe a few of you can learn a little bit of wisdom from my 26 year old self to help you go through whatever you are going through right now.


10 Things Cancer Has Taught Me

November last year, I was very excited. It was the 24th birthday of one of my closest friends from college and we plan to have a reunion-ish gathering with another girl friend. I was really looking forward to that day, for we were going to play Kinect on the birthday girl's Xbox.

I love to dance and I haven't tried Kinect yet and everyone I know was talking about it. However, the day before, I got sick with a very high fever. A month before that, I was also sick for almost a week and was even confined to a hospital.

I missed it.

I wasn't able to attend her birthday.

What I didn't realize is that I was going t…