I have a tale to tell
Sometimes it gets so hard to hide it well
Lyrics from a Madonna song "Live to Tell" one of my favorite songs of hers. Very appropriate I think as a cancer survivor. It took a long time for me to tell my story. Vic and I talked about telling my story on The Vic McCarty show, and I wanted to but I was afraid to, it was hard to open up after every thing I have been going through. I wasn't used to talk about myself to anyone, let alone talk about a disease that scares the hell out of everyone. Now its hard to get me not to talk about it.
I have often written about how lucky I am. I believe everyone can be in the right place at the right time. Somehow I was in the right place at the right time and I am doing a podcast on Empoweradio.com. I have only done three so far and I have learned alot from the people I have interviewed.
Everyone's cancer experience is different, meds treat people differently, side effects, psychological and physical effects. Not everyone is comfortable sharing their story. That is fine, I can understand that, there are still some aspects of my cancer experience that is too personal to share.
That is the great thing about my new show. I can find people to tell their tale, share their experience and help other survivors and cancer fighters who are going through similar situations. I have learned about perserverance, strength and courage from all of the guests I have had on the show.
Their stories have helped me and I hope that they will help you as well.
Every survivor has a story.
Mel is the producer/co-host of The Vic McCarty show Monday-Friday 10am-Noon eastern on wmktthetalkstation.com
Check out The Cancer Warrior on Empoweradio.com available on demand now.