Cancer is a time of emotions. Good, bad and indifferent! Before my first treatment I was bold and selfish. I learned patience and selflessness. It was the quiet time. A time to think and settle all the questions going through your head. When someone is battling a life threatening disease people change. Your family, friends and yourself. You learn to respect life and even the littlest thing can make a big difference. I am not a religious person. I don't like rules stating my belief. But I do believe in God and the power of prayer. It's a quiet thing absorbed through every part of your body during quiet time. It has been a year since my last treatment. I have survived because of change. I have survived because of my family. I have survived because of faith, hope and love. I have survived because of quiet time.