What I learned from having cancer

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What I learned from having cancer

by Rexyracer on Mon Oct 19, 2015 05:05 PM

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I can now consider myself a cancer survivor since my operation and the worst is behind me. The biopsy came back with everything being great and it was all gotten out. What I have learned about having cancer: 1) When I heard someone had cancer my first thought was oh my god how bad and are they going to die. When you hear YOU have cancer your first thought is oh my god I'm gonna die. 2) Once the shock of having cancer wore off the fear of dying did not. 3) Everyone was amazing the way they cared and tried to comfort, all in their own ways. BUT none of that matters if you fail to calm yourself down, SO don't overthink things or worry about what has not happened. Day by day, hour by hour, minute by minute thinking is best. 4) Learned I can be stronger than I ever thought I could be, and sometimes faked being strong for my wife and my family. 5) While bad things happen there is always a life lesson to be learned and goodness that can come out of it. 6) Life is short and should be lived as if every day is your last. 7) If you think things are bad now, throw yourself a pity party and see how bad they can really be. 8) No matter how bad I had it there is always going to be A LOT of people who has it worse, so feeling for them helps take some of the weight off your own shoulders. 9) While you are not gonna get out of this life alive prolonging it as long as possible is worth it, so if your aliment gets worse go see a doctor…NOW!!! 10) Be thankful for what God has given you and for the things he has not. God is great! God bless the struggle you are going through. My totally fight was 7 1/2 months with the surgery and 51/2 months of chemo.

RE: What I learned from having cancer

by esophageal on Tue Oct 20, 2015 11:18 AM

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I am an esophageal cancer survivor of 15 years and what I have learned is "Life is precious" and you should enjoy each moment you are alive.

We have the past and that is over with and you have nothing to do about the past. The future is truly out of our control so why worry about something you have no control over. People may say you have 3 months to live and you get hit by a car and die tomorrow so what good is hearing you have three months to live. Live for the present. See God's hand in the things around you and enjoy His presence in everything. 

take care

Bart

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