The world at the moment feels like an adult Roald Dahl story. A quote from James and the Giant Peach describes it aptly: “There are a whole lot of things in this world of ours you haven’t even started wondering about yet.”
Starting with My C-cup overflows, remember the saying in The Witches: “It does not matter who you are or what you look like as long as someone loves you.”
We can Slay cancer together; we can perform amazing feats like Intraoperative radiation. We can do it; see if we can’t. And, so can you!
Each person going through cancer is not just a superhero, but beautiful too. Don’t forget this true extract from The Twits: “A person who has good thoughts cannot ever be ugly. You can have a wonky nose and a crooked mouth and a double chin and stick-out teeth, but if you have good thoughts they will shine out of your face like sunbeams and you will always look lovely.”
Please read how to cope in these scary times in Coping measures during Covid-19 as well as about the value of exercise and diet.
Remember the following from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory: “We are the music makers, and we are the dreamers of dreams.”
And like our Super Survivor (and Matilda), “Somewhere inside all of us is the power to change the world.”
Roald Dahl was a fighter pilot in the war and then became an inspirational writer, telling stories with deep meaning for all. Read the magazine and don’t focus too much on all the negative press. As said in James and the Giant Peach: “A little magic can take you a long way.”
Your Buddie For Life
Prof Carol-Ann Benn
Word For Word Media, the publishers of Buddies For Life and Oncology Buddies, present the 2020 BIG C SURVIVOR’S GUIDE.
Your annual comprehensive directory of all the information that you, the patient and/or family, seek out. It is the only of its kind in South Africa.