Cancer face it and fight. This Sweet Life of Mine

I was diagnosed with cancer at the turn of the year and completed radiotherapy in July….They think they’ve  ZAPPED IT! Fingers crossed!

I wrote this song This Sweet Life of Mine when a friend was terminally diagnosed a few years ago. His sentiments at the time, inspired the song and resonated with me when my news came!

My friend was very brave, as was his reaction.

He regretted his procrastination but accepted his fate with such grace. it was truly humbling. He determined to set his affairs in order and “complete” his life in the short time he had left. He spoke of the reaction of others and how they looked at him when they knew. “I wont let this define me” he said. “I’m still me”. That’s why I didn’t tell anyone of my diagnosis.

He lasted 5 years when he was given a maximum of two. He married his long term fiancé and worked until 4 weeks before he passed.

The song tells the tale of how we sail along, oblivious and then our world caves in and of the impact on others and the challenge involved.

I appreciate this is not a cheerful subject but its life and I wanted to share it


The lyrics are posted on my GALLERY page if you’d like to read them

He who has faith has an inward reservoir of courage, hope, confidence, calmness, and assuring trust that all will come out well – even though to the world it may appear to come out most badly” (B C Forbes)

Ed James