I consider myself a survivor.
I survived the initial diagnosis.
I survived 16 rounds of chemo.
I survived 30 rounds of radiation.
I survived two surgeries; one of which, required complicated microsurgery.
I survived losing my breasts.
I survived being bald - all over my body.
So far, I've survived CANCER.
How this is NOT a survivor? I understand that everyone's experiences are their own and I don't begrudge people for going through this awful journey in whatever way they need to. I do believe; however, that you can be a current-state survivor. In my humble opinion, if you're living, you're surviving. Perhaps that's too simplistic. I like simple. It doesn't make my little brain hurt.
As Destiny's Child said:
"I'm a survivor
I'm not gonna give up
I'm not gonna stop
I'm gonna work harder."
This is my life. I'm gonna rock it.
Survive on, my friends.