Friday, November 13, 2009

Question for the weekend (by Suzie)

Have there been times in your life when you felt more empowered because you were among people who shared common traits or experiences? I’m not looking for a “yes” or “no,” of course; I’d like to hear stories. I’m sure some of you have experienced this based on gender, ethnicity, sexuality, etc.

I felt this way last week when I attended a sarcoma conference. Among the advocates were two other women with gynecologic leiomyosarcoma, with no evidence of disease now. Sometimes we were the three Graces; other times we were more like Furies. Our personalities and backgrounds differ, but our rare cancer united us.