Jun 12, 2013 - 1:46 pm
With this new topic I will try to put a new perspective on our illness.
My name is Laz, I am a 48 year old male with a beautiful wife, a 15 year old amazing daughter, a great carreer, a big Stage 2-3 Rectal cancer and in the best case I will end up with a permanent colestomy.
Even though we have every reason to hate cancer and everything that comes with it and all bad in this world, but the emotion of hate is not good for you. It will add a useless nagative component to your days, it changes the way you see yourself, others and the world. These crapy days will add up to be crapy weeks, crapy weeks will add up to be crapy years and crapy years will make a crapy life.
It's inevitable that we all have this emotion in tough times, but you have to train yourself to seek out the good things even in your crapiest days, find them, stop, and appreciate them.
In so many ways cancer puts a new perspctive in our lives. Remember the phrases that you could never live by:
"One day at the time."
"Live like this is your last day."
"Every day do something that scares you." Elinor Roosevelt
"Live Like you are dieing."
"What would you do if you had 6 months to live?"
"When you are walking through hell, just keep walkind." Churchill
Here is our chance to suck the juice out of life, because we are going through the worst and have less and less to lose.
Wish you all the best. Laz