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Reflections on an early morning in honor of National Cancer Survivors Day

This comic was my anthem. My ode to badassery.
Wearing blue for colorectal cancer awareness.

Wearing blue for colorectal cancer awareness.

I got choked up making this comic. It's one of my most personal. I wrote this after doing just what I described in my comic:

Being in cancer treatment (and having a new ostomy) is an odd place. Because if anyone is entitled to rest and stay dormant, it's a person who's being burned, poisoned, cut up, and given a poop bag over many months. Yet, exercise was highly recommended by my doctors to keep my body strong. So I always lived between "rest up" and "get up".

And getting up early to exercise is something nobody really expected me to do, but I did.

There's this stubborn thing in me that didn't want cancer to win. And by win, I meant my mind. Cancer might kill, but it wasn't going to rob me of living my life while I still had the breath in my lungs.

And live I did...

Cancer Owl - Early Morning

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