What Readers Are Saying

These messages, and many more, are what inspire me to keep writing and giving voice to the unseen suffering of cancer patients.

From Cancer Havers

  • “I so appreciate the beauty of your writing and expressing for me those thoughts that I am unable to perceive otherwise.”
  • “Your words are heartbreaking and so true.”
  • “Keep being that voice… please.”
  • “I can’t think of anyone better to speak for us. Thanks Sylvie.”
  • “I’m proud of you for writing this – I’m glad you gave us a voice!”
  • “Thanks for being the voice to so many such angels who are alone inside.”
  • “I just read your blog and it’s incredible! Everyone please read and share!”
  • “Thank you for sharing your feelings so that others of us know we are not alone.”
  • “This is so important. Thank you so very much for being my voice.”
  • “Your post so perfectly describes everything I’ve felt and feel.”
  • “Damn. This is a must read. Every single word.”
  • “Brilliant blog Sylvie and thank you for voicing what us ‘cancer havers’ feel.”
  • “Truer words were never spoken.”
  • “This is excellent. Thank you for matching words to our feelings.”
  • “Keep up your advocacy. The cancer community really needs to hear your voice.”
  • “Have a read of this, it’s brilliant.”
  • “Your blog is so fantastically written. I absolutely resonated with what you shared.”
  • “Wow! That’s so raw and honest. Thank you for sharing this with the world.”
  • “Thank you for being so brave by sharing what you experienced while going through cancer. I, too, am a cancer survivor and you put into words what I was unable to do.”
  • “You are speaking for all who cannot speak out. Thank you.”
  • “Enjoyed it. Please do continue writing. It’s all so true!”
  • “Best read ever. I will share this so that non-cancer patients can be aware of what we cancer patients feel.”
  • “You gave voice to feelings I couldn’t quite describe. Again, thank you.”
  • “Sylvie. That was spot on! I feel understood! Thank you!”
  • “Much needed. Thank you for tackling this project for the benefit of all of us.”
  • “Thank you, Sylvie, for sharing what so many of us experience.”
  • “You give voice to what we’re all going through, which is at once validating and comforting and dispelling of our sense of isolation.”
  • “It is really brave and important that you write this blog. It gives me hope. Thank you.”
  • “Your astute observations provide insight that should prove priceless to any healthcare manager / decision-maker who has never been on the receiving end.”

From Non-Cancer Havers

  • “Thank you for sharing your experience and using it to educate the rest of us.”
  • “It is rare that patients tell us about their experience like this. Thank you.”
  • “Your dedication to expose the cancer experience at a profound level is admirable. Your blog is a gift to all: cancer patients, caregivers, medical professionals, friends, family, etc.”
  • “Eye-opening and immediately useful!”
  • “Very bold and kicking us all forward!”
  • “Keep writing. Your voice is so important!”
  • “You are one brave and eloquent person. Your writing is a gift!”
  • “Grateful for your openness, vulnerability, and willingness to channel your pain into a broad compassion.”
  • “Your courage is bold, beautiful, and strong – just like your writing. Thank you for sharing yourself and your writing.”
  •  “This really help me understand what my brother is going through mentally.”
  • “Wow. This is a huge eye opener. Thank you for sharing.”
  • “This is so thought provoking. As a society we focus so much in the physical part of cancer, and do not focus on the mental aspect of dealing with cancer.”
  • “What a gift. Driving awareness and ongoing learning while connecting us with each in a world that can use more of each. Thank you for opening my mind and heart.”
  • “A wonderful and thought provoking post. Thank you!”
  • “Thank you for sharing. This is powerful.”
  • “Wise advice. Thank you!”
  • “I think your writing will continue to be a boon to everyone who reads it.”
  • “Thank you for writing this. We need more stories like this.”
  • “As the world moves more and more towards technological fixes for human concerns, voices like yours are ever more important to remember that foremost we are a feeling human being. Thank you for your gift of writing!