• Have you changed your lifestyle any to avoid any type of "dangerous" activity since your diagnosis?

    Asked by CancerNews on Thursday, August 8, 2019

    Have you changed your lifestyle any to avoid any type of "dangerous" activity since your diagnosis?

    Have you stopped riding motorcycles?
    Stopped flying an airplane?
    No more motocross racing?
    Hung up the stock car racing helmet?
    No more hanging 10 off the coast of Maui on the big breakers?
    Given up mountain climbing?
    Running with the bulls is now walking outside the fence at the neighbor's farm?
    Can't wrangle snakes anymore, or charming the cobra is off the books now?

    You get the point, have you stopped doing anything that is even mildly dangerous for fear of killing yourself? Or have you gone the other direction and started trying to work your way through this list of things learning how to do them all for fear of dying without living?

    You know that Tim McGraw song "Live Like You Were Dying"? Which of these camps do you belong to?

    8 Answers from the Community

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    • Bengal's Avatar
      Bengal

      I look forward to the day I feel strong enough, and limber enough to go downhill skiing again. I don't take fewer risks by my choice. With chronic fatigue and crippling joint pain the choice was kinda taken away from me.

      6 months ago
    • andreacha's Avatar
      andreacha

      MiaMag5 - I had to reread your post twice. It was so much to take in. I can imagine you feel the same way! All I can possibly say to all of that is that I will be praying for better days ahead for you. Please accept my very best wishes for healing.

      6 months ago
    • still_fighting's Avatar
      still_fighting

      Yes, it has. When first diagnosed I lived my daily life as usual except for going in every 3 mths to get tested. After treatments started I wasn't sure if the CLL or the treatments would kill me. So I could no longer fly or go on vacations because I couldn't be far from my oncologist or treatment center. Now that I am in "clinical remission" meaning I'm in remission with daily chemo pills and once a mth IV treatment so I'm still slightly tethered but now I am at least physically able to go should I choose.

      6 months ago

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