"You never gave up/and you never gave in/and you never said, "No, I can't take anymore of this...."
To all of you on this board: whatever stage you are, whatever your current health situation, please know that you are indeed a survivor and a warrior. Will proudly described himself as a cancer survivor even though he knew - we all did - that it was extraordinarily likely he would die from the melanoma eventually. But until his last breath, he was a cancer indeed a cancer survivor and now is - as Jenna's mother described her NED.
There have been a lot of losses & difficult times on this board. Those of us who are or have been immersed in this fight know well the fear, the pain, the uncertainty, the depression, the terror and the pain of this disease. Those are very real. But just as real is the courage, the love, the devotion, the support, the hope - of everyone, patients, caregivers, loved ones - on this journey. You are all survivors. You are all possessors of that beautiful definition of courage - grace under pressure.
I wish all of you a good Thanksgiving, and I cannot tell you how thankful I have been, through the most painful year of my life, for all of your help & support.