CSN Login
Members Online: 4

Gratitude with my morning coffee

D Lewis's picture
D Lewis
Posts: 1547
Joined: Jan 2010

I would like to offer a sincere thank you to everyone here who told me that I would get through this terrible experience, that I COULD do this. I had no idea what I was up against, and I didn't believe you at the time, but because of all of your encouragement, I gave it my best shot. And, you know what? It worked. I got through it. I am coming out the other side, just like you all told me, and finding my new normal. And now I'm pretty sure that I'm going to be just fine. In fact, better than fine. Actually, I prefer the new me; kinder, more willing to help others, more willing to stop and smell the roses. Life has more meaning now.

Thank you again, everyone. You all know who you are. You do the same thing for every new person that comes on this board.

Deb

johnlax38's picture
johnlax38
Posts: 136
Joined: Aug 2010

I'm glad you have found peace in your recovery. I just finished my last chemo yesterday and I have the same feeling. I enjoy the breeze more, its in the 70s today and I just laid in bed enjoying the fresh air and wind. Where typically I would be doing something else. The smallest things in life never appear to be as important until almost lost, this I have learned. I too enjoy roses and everything life has to bring.

I'm waiting to enjoy my coffee but I will be there soon too!

MarineE5
Posts: 762
Joined: Dec 2005

Deb and John,

I'll join both of you for a cup of coffee any day at the cyber coffee cafe : ). Yes, we change and hopefully for the better. A little phrase that I say to myself as I look into the mirror as I am shaving is this. " Can I be a better person then I was yestreday ".

Doesn't always happen, but I sure give it a good try. We all have been through a lot, not only the cancer patients, but the caregivers and surrounding family, etc. We endure a good bit, as we go through our treatments.

Then we recover and as Deb said, we try to find the "New Normal". I am glad that you can enjoy that cup of coffee. I know I sure enjoy mine.

My Best to Everyone Here

Skiffin16's picture
Skiffin16
Posts: 8104
Joined: Sep 2009

Pour me a cup....black and strong...:)

Best,
John

Vivi C's picture
Vivi C
Posts: 70
Joined: Jul 2010

Well as a recipient of your kindness and encouragement, I am happy to hear that you are in a good place and wish you nothing but the best in the future! Viv

Pam M's picture
Pam M
Posts: 2194
Joined: Nov 2009

Please. Of course you made it. Glad you like the new you - we like the new you, too. Course, we liked the old you, as well. Either you're fabu, or we're not picky.

pascotty's picture
pascotty
Posts: 166
Joined: Aug 2010

I will ditto that and I like the new skinnier me also, things have changed, one thing remains the same with slight improvement, love, more love than I ever imagined. xxxx

fisrpotpe's picture
fisrpotpe
Posts: 1344
Joined: Aug 2010

I do not drink coffee but absolutly love to spend the time with you at the coffee table.

Congrats and I so love your huge Positive Mental Attitude along with you daily walk with your life.

God Bless!

John

Glenna M's picture
Glenna M
Posts: 1580
Joined: May 2009

I am happy to hear that you are doing so well and have such a positive attitude. I think most of us come out of this experience as "new" people. Most people I know who have gone through treatment have said the same thing, cancer turns most of us into nicer people. I know I am much more patient now than I ever was and a lot kinder. If there is a positive side of having cancer it has to be how the survivors have a greater appreciation for everything in life.

Stay well,
Glenna

delnative's picture
delnative
Posts: 452
Joined: Aug 2009

BC (Before Cancer) it was all about me.
Since then I've done a 180-degree turnaround.
And, when I retire next year, one of my main avocations will be to do what I can to help others with this crappy damn disease.
Keep that positive attitude. It will get you through.

--Jim in Delaware

Hondo's picture
Hondo
Posts: 5936
Joined: Apr 2009

Sometimes it takes getting hit hard to wake us up and see the beauty all around us, like you said stop and smell the roses. If having cancer did anything it made me a better person.

All the best to you

Greg53's picture
Greg53
Posts: 830
Joined: Apr 2010

Deb,

You always inspire me with your awesome attitude and great sense of humor. Would love to join ya for a cup of coffee, even if it's only on this site.

Positive thoughts to you and everyone here!

Greg

stevenl's picture
stevenl
Posts: 587
Joined: Jan 2010

What a simply wonderful person you are. (Is that spreading it thick enough?). You know what I think of you, here's to continued progress.

STEVE

Subscribe with RSS
About Cancer Society

The content on this site is for informational purposes only. It is not a substitute for professional medical advice. Do not use this information to diagnose or treat a health problem or disease without consulting with a qualified healthcare provider. Please consult your healthcare provider with any questions or concerns you may have regarding your condition. Use of this online service is subject to the disclaimer and the terms and conditions.

Copyright 2000-2014 © Cancer Survivors Network