This is just a little story or statement i guess you could say of my experience with having 'c'....the word doesnt scare me its the whole reminding me all the time bit.hehe You know life and or illness got me down and gave me a big kick in the bum and to be honest there is not much i can do about that but just try to deal with it in my own way.It can be easy to become so fixated on one particular aspect of my life such as having the 'c' that i forgot to realize that i was missing out on the life thats passing me by.Living in the moment im sure comes to many people in a similiar position as myself and honestly in a funny way its like being giving a gift of life even though the body is saying otherwise.Sure i am in pain,they are pumping me full of god knows what drugs and telling me im incurable and dont know what the outcome/time limit on my life is but stuff it!i dont walk out of the hospital anymore worrying about it all.The universe will do what it does and moments will come and go,i cant live in the past and i certainly CANNOT predict the future so why not live in the moment and try and find the positive in any situation or thing even if it is a bad one..after all its better to have a smile on my face then a frown.:) 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 :) dan
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Hi Daniel, Great words, but not everyone has or has to have your outlook. People with cancer do the best they can and if that is worrying, so be it, you can not tell people how to live their lives, but you certainly can go with whatever makes you happy All the best rarsie
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It's great that you've developed that attitude . I am aware everyday of having had cancer and one that isn't curable but it doesn't stop me getting on with life . It took a while to get there but you can only do your best and hope for the best .
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Very sorry if i came across like i was telling people what type of attitude to have or how to deal with it..i sincerley apoligize...hmm i should have used 'I' more instead of 'you' i guess as i was really %100 referring to my own experience... dan.
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Daniel - I think that is fantastic that you have been able to get to that place to have that attitude - awesome really. That saying 'Life is what happens while your busy making plans' is so true, and to be able to stop and enjoy each moment is a gift. You are inspiring to me! Betsy
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I didn't think you were trying to tell others how to think or feel. I understood that you were speaking for yourself .
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I honestly didn't think that you were trying to tell others how to live, but, how you have found a coping mechanism. Rarsie, thought you were a bit off tune. I wouldn't knock anyone's positiveness on here, a bit different if someone is screaming with negativity day in day out and that can negatively impact others. After 13 years with a terminal illness, I know that worrying obsessively is unhealthy, of course we all do worry within on a daily basis, but it's the external signs that can be troubling for others to see. Especially loved ones and others that come on here hoping for some little kind of inspiration so that they can move ahead themselves. Wishing you all well. Rich
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Hey Daniel Good on you for having a great outlook. I figure that here today I am alive and I am not going to let cancer rob me of this moment. Of course there are times when I naturally am not so positive, however, I always try to return to the happy place. Works for me. :) Julie
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HI GUYS TO THE COMMENT, SORRY I THINK I MAYBE FEELING A BIT RAW AT THAT TIME
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