I received an email today from a friend who referred me to this article.
Though it may be geared for the "newbie" to cancer, I think it has insights/thoughts
worth sharing for all of us here. I think most of us will identify with his words.
He was diagnosed with Leukemia at age 27 and wrote this piece from "the other side
of cancer" at age 28, now in remission. My friend, incidentally is a survivor of
the same cancer as me (Diffuse Large B Cell Lymphoma) so he "gets it".
I know a lot of us are going through hell right now with a new diagnosis
or recurrence. Usually I post funny or silly things (lovingly of course) but
lately I just haven't felt that jovial. I hope I'm not becoming a grumpy
old man ;). I wish everyone strength and peace wherever you are on your journey
and always the ability to laugh in the face of your enemy.
Small quote from the article:
"...That only you walk this earth with 100% investment in you. Make the investment and use this as an opportunity to reexamine your self-worth. Love yourself more than ever and recognize how much love there is for you in the world. Then start sharing that love. You will come to see that even when you are the neediest person you know you can still be giving. Giving will make you feel better than taking... "
The Things I Wish I Were Told When I Was Diagnosed With Cancer