• Do you ever regret the way you lived your life before cancer?

    Asked by Bonecrusher on Sunday, August 6, 2017

    Do you ever regret the way you lived your life before cancer?

    Sometimes I wonder if there was something that I did that may have caused my cancer, even without me knowing it. Sometimes it drives me crazy and it eats at me inside.

    13 Answers from the Community

    13 answers
    • Marinace's Avatar
      Marinace

      I have no regrets. I have lived a life of giving and sharing, and believe that is what has kept me happy and calm. My life was amazing before Cancer and has continued to be amazing as I meet new people who are filled with hope.

      almost 5 years ago
    • BarbarainBham's Avatar
      BarbarainBham

      Bonecrusher, I encourage to talk to your Primary Care Physician as soon as you can. You could be suffering from depression, so your PCP would want to know and probably prescribe medicine and a counselor. Many cancer patients on estrogen reducing medicine have that problem, so don't be uncomfortable about it. Wishing you the best.

      almost 5 years ago
    • IKickedIt's Avatar
      IKickedIt

      Nope, and all my doctors have told me that it was simply bad luck. Being adopted, I have no medical history, so I had genetic testing done and everything came back negative (when being negative is a good thing!).

      The only thing I still wonder about is whether I had symptoms that I just didn't notice sooner.

      And as so many others have said, there doesn't seem to be any rhyme or reason as to why some people get cancer while others do not even if they have the same genetic make-up or history of a particular habit or exposure.

      And finally, what's done is done. We can't dwell on the past...it won't change anything. Use that energy to look forward, how you're going to continue to fight and inspire others with your positivity and tenacity.

      almost 5 years ago

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