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The Lump

I remember the day she said, " I found a lump. " I could feel my entire world just sort of slump. I put my arms around her as we began to cry. I tried to be strong for her, like a tough guy. No one can ever prepare you for a blow like that. How do you fight the likes of a vampire bat. As we talked to all the doctors they all agreed. Surgery then chemo and then radiation therapy. Surgery came first and it didn't take long. They sent her right home and said you've got to be strong. Next came chemo and boy let me tell you. Worst thing in the world you could ever go thru. It gets into your blood and eats you alive. It makes you so sick you may not survive. Even though your lying at deaths door. They tell you buckle up, just one more. Last but not least comes radiation therapy. The heat so severe it burns your skin terribly. Leaves you lying wasted and burned. With hopes of survival even more concerned. Now comes the waiting with thoughts and fears. Days and weeks seems like years and years. Little by little, as the months trickle by You begin to relax, think you may not die. Then comes the day you've been waiting for. Your hand shakes so bad can hardly open the door. The doctor says have a seat but you just want to scream. The room starts to spin and its like you're in a dream. The doctor is speaking but you can't seem to hear. Suddenly you get it, you're now in the clear. Relief overcomes you, and you begin to cry. This is the day you learn you're not going to die.

Copyright © | Year Posted 2015




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Date: 2/8/2016 11:24:00 AM
Very good write Scott, very good.
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Date: 12/5/2015 7:55:00 PM
wow, this is a marvelous poem about the horror of cancer and overcoming it. VERY good one, Scott!!! glad I finally saw this one and I see it won a contest. Sure hope it was a high mark!!
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Date: 12/5/2015 10:25:00 PM
Thanks Andrea. I ask everyone that happens to read this to please say a prayer for everyone that has the unbelievable misfortune to experience this life taking disease.
Date: 12/5/2015 11:09:00 AM
So profound, so powerful Scott: The title Lump is the perfect anticlimactic, Who can believe that a small lump can turn into a battle for life. I am so happy with the outcome and your contest win. SuZ
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Suzanne Delaney
Date: 12/5/2015 11:09:00 PM
Sending smiles:))
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Scott Williams
Date: 12/5/2015 10:19:00 PM
Thanks a bunch SuZ.I really appreciate your great feedback.
Date: 12/5/2015 12:11:00 AM
My best friend went thru exactly what you described and just now is 1 year clear. Very heartfelt descriptive poem. It took me back. I'm happy for your clear news too. Congrats on win!
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Scott Williams
Date: 12/5/2015 1:24:00 AM
I'm glad to hear your friend in the clear. It is without a doubt the most invasive thing to happen to a person. Thank you for reading my work.
Date: 12/4/2015 10:54:00 PM
Wonderful haiku n win Scott.. big congrats!
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Scott Williams
Date: 12/5/2015 1:21:00 AM
Thank you so much.
Date: 12/4/2015 9:32:00 PM
Hi Scott, Thank you for entering your heartfelt write. Congratulations on your sweet win. Enjoyed your entry. LUV SKAT
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Scott Williams
Date: 12/5/2015 1:21:00 AM
Thank you SKAT. I appreciate you placing my work as high as you did. It means so much to me.
Date: 11/24/2015 5:38:00 PM
Scott, WOW...WOW, I can't sit here and even imagine of the scares. It is frightening. Especially, if therapy helped remove it. I am moved by the second chance. LOVE SKAT
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Scott Williams
Date: 11/24/2015 11:15:00 PM
That is a true story. It was very scary. I thank God she survived.