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I got my welcome package in the mail the other day for the Fall session of Camp Bluebird. It promises to be unlike anything I have ever done before. It will be a 3 day retreat with other adult cancer patients. In general, I’ve noticed most people just don’t want to talk about cancer. It will be refreshing and encouraging to be around some new friends who do and can talk about it. Living is a choice but living with cancer is also a journey, one  nobody chooses.


Cancer Mixtape?

mixtape1Back when I was a teenager, it was very common to create mix tapes to give to friends (or girlfriends) with a custom set of tunes to set a mood or fit a theme. I’ve been trying to think of what songs I would put on a mix tape to send to cancer. I had a few good ideas but not enough. Here goes:

  1. I won’t back down – Johnny Cash
  2. I’ll feel a whole lot better (when you’re gone) – The Byrds
  3. I’m a survivor – Destiny’s Child
  4. I hate everything about you – Three Days Grace
  5. Sick and Tired (of being sick and tired) – Cross Canadian Ragweed
  6. Stronger (What doesn’t kill you) – Kelly Clarkson
  7. Hurt – Nine Inch Nails
  8. Hit me with your best shot – Pat Benatar

This is a 90 minute cassette. What are some more appropriate songs to dedicate to cancer? I’d love to see some more comments.