Thinking of the word hope associated with cancer is difficult for me, because so much more is needed to overcome the disease and aftermath of treatments. When I think of the word hope, I think of
the minor things in life that we want, not what we need. We hope for a nice day, we hope we get a nice day when we are off. Hoping to get better and to thrive after cancer is not enough. It is a daily struggle, a fight and a lot of work. I know I may be reading too much into this and that my view of the word hope will not be popular but I firmly believe that it is inadequate. We need to not hope that we will overcome but instead we need to believe it, and make sure that everyone we surround ourselves with also believes it – there is no room for doubt!