The Sonia Show

Writer. Mocker. Beer drinker. Old movie watcher. Mother. Goober.

Happy cancerversary!


Yeah, so, this weekend was my cancerversay.

I can’t believe I forgot, but I’m glad I did.

Happy cancerversary, breast cancer.

To celebrate our special day, I’m going to make a donation to Susan G. Komen for the Cure. You’re welcome.

A lot of people don’t get to recognize this day. Don’t think for one second that I don’t know this. I am so grateful. I’m happy you are no longer in my life, breast cancer, and I don’t miss you.


Author: The Sonia Show

I'm a writer/podcaster/mother/goober in San Francisco who likes to drink beer, shop, laugh and make other people laugh, watch old movies, feed my unhealthy obsession with pop culture, kick breast cancer's ass, go on adventures with my mighty, mighty good man David and my awesome autistic son, Calvin, wear orange and root for the San Francisco Giants, participate in general jackass-ery, talk about TV, eavesdrop on strangers' conversations, make nerdy “Star Wars” and “Simpsons” references, and post personal things about myself on the web for all to read, which makes me some sort of literary exhibitionist.

12 thoughts on “Happy cancerversary!

  1. Congratulations! Is that what you would say? Oddly, I’ve a friend who just last week lost a breast to cancer. Since I follow your blog pretty much I wonder if I could pose a question to you…what is the best thing to say in a card to her? I struggle with two themes…sympathy and empowerment. How do you combined the two? What did you most appreciate being said to you? (okay that is a few questions sorry). I thought maybe of buying your shirt but…it might not be the time for it yet. Thanks for your help and again your inspiring story. Susan

    • Thank you for reading, Susan. I am so sorry to hear about your friend.

      Everybody handles these situations differently. I liked jokes, but I am quite aware that not everyone likes that. I’m a weirdo in that regard. I think a card with an empowerment theme is the way to go. Something about staying strong and kicking cancer’s ass.

      I will send my good thoughts your friend’s way!

  2. My one-year anniversary working with you is coming up. On that first day you took me to lunch and apologized profusely for abandoning me the very next day to undergo treatment. I remember not knowing what to say or possibly understanding what you were going through, but I remember you were a professional all the way. Congrats to you for kicking cancer’s ass!

    • @Thank you, Jennifer! Knowing that someone as awesome as you was in the office taking care of things made my life easier.

      @David: I prefer to think of our happier anniversaries as well. I only handled things well because I knew you had my back. I guess that makes you the wind beneath my wings or something.

  3. Oh how the time has passed! I much prefer to think of our happier anniversaries. I am still in awe at how well you handled this, how you have inspired others and how well you maintained your sense of humor throughout.

    Your fan,

  4. Celebration is in order. Boobs FTW! ❤

  5. I hate cancer. I heart Sonia. I can’t even tell one of your boobs is fake. You are beautiful and incredibly strong.

  6. Thank you for your response to my question. I hope for her sake she is able to have a cancerversary also!

  7. You are forever badass.

  8. I’m not going to address the weirdness of the word “cancerversary.” But I’m glad you’re around to have one, because that means I get to hassle you for leaving out the “R” just before the “Y” at the end of the word. Jackass.

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