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Living with Colon Cancer

by Judy Nemes

Inspiration image

Sigmoidoscopy, the detector,
I, the observer
And protector
Of this body
We live in.

With a positive attitude,
Always planning ahead,
Cancer will not run my life!

Fifteen years of
Surgeries, treatments,
Removal of organs.
My armor intact,
I forge ahead.

Tumor takes sabbatical,
Goes into hibernation.
I travel the world …
London, Paris, Rome.
Cancer will not slow me down!

I am the observer,
This amazing story
Of a woman, me,
Never giving up.
Cancer will not run my life!

Who am I?
I am Judy,
Lover of life.
Cancer will not define me!

♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦

Judy Nemes is a colon cancer survivor living in Pebble Beach, CA.

This article was published in Coping® with Cancer magazine, September/October 2013.