Why did I wait to publish 'Nipples to Kneecaps - to die or not to die with cancer'?
Over the years, we have (as a family) shared Steve’s story and, I believe, given hope and inspiration to all those who have heard it. However, I waited thirty years to publish 'Nipples to Kneecaps' for the following three reasons.
1. Steve had three seemingly impossible goals to fulfil, which all involved a time factor – he has now achieved them.
2. Some people with cancer go into remission only to have it reappear five, seven, or even twelve years later. I wanted to make sure that Steve wasn’t in ‘remission’ but cured. I think a thirty-year run is long enough, don’t you?
3. Last year, Steve finally chose to watch a film about cancer. Up until then he would always turn off any programmes related to hospitals, cancer wards or cancer patients.
No one could believe that Steve would survive so when he did and how he did it, it raised so many questions.
These questions and answers (contained within the story) will challenge many people’s views and beliefs. I am merely telling our story as it was and how we understood it at the time.
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