• Have you considered what your life would be like now if you never had to worry about cancer again?

    Asked by GregP_WN on Wednesday, June 19, 2019

    Have you considered what your life would be like now if you never had to worry about cancer again?

    Every time you have a pain you wouldn't have to have those thoughts of what kind of cancer is it now.

    When you go for an annual check-up you wouldn't have to have that sick to your stomach feeling.

    You wouldn't have to plan your days, nights, vacations around your side effects, appointments, or fears.

    What if you blinked your eyes and just like that you were back to the day before you were diagnosed? What would you do, what would you change?

    14 Answers from the Community

    14 answers
    • Dkatsmeow's Avatar
      Dkatsmeow

      I was trying to stop smoking before I was diagnosed with cancer. I woulnd't change that. But it would be nice to be able to eat "normally" again. I probably wouldn't have counted calories as much as I did & just eat what I want. Also I was in better shape physically then than I am today. I have full blown osteoporisis now. I was working on lifting weights prior to cancer. So other than a cancer diagnoses I don't think I would have changed anything.

      4 months ago
    • Molly72's Avatar
      Molly72

      Sometimes those "pains after cancer" turn out to be a totally different condition or disease.
      Perhaps possibly caused by cancer after effects on your body. But, who knows!
      Wish more studies concerning this problem could be done, then we could really have peace of mind.

      4 months ago
    • NoLiver's Avatar
      NoLiver

      It would be a wonderful thing to not have to worry about it. I can only imagine what it would be like to have a worry free life and live life with no worry, nothing on my mind but living life and enjoying it.

      4 months ago
    • JaneA's Avatar
      JaneA

      Perhaps I wouldn't wake up in the middle of the night and stay awake for a couple of hours with dark thoughts about fear of recurrence.

      Yet despite the challenges, I am forever grateful to be alive. I appreciate this beautiful world so much more now.

      4 months ago
    • beachbum5817's Avatar
      beachbum5817

      For starters, I would make my 4 cm tumor be benign. That would solve a lot of my problems. If I never had to worry about cancer again, it would be wonderful for my children as well. I know it is always in their minds, too.

      4 months ago
    • BarbarainBham's Avatar
      BarbarainBham

      On the other hand, you could choose not to worry about recurrence, or go to counseling to learn how to choose. I don't worry about it.

      If you worry now, how do you know you wouldn't worry if you had never had cancer?? I think you would because you are worriers. (No offense)

      4 months ago
    • petieagnor's Avatar
      petieagnor

      Every day. I just don't dwell on it & work with what God has given me: caring doctors, time left, loving family, etc.

      3 months ago
    • LisaR's Avatar
      LisaR

      I guess I would say it would be back to "normal" before cancer was ever here. Wouldn't that be wonderful?

      3 months ago
    • BarbarainBham's Avatar
      BarbarainBham

      Worry doesn't change the outcome of anything, so don't waste your time doing it.

      3 months ago
    • Bengal's Avatar
      Bengal

      I have been seeing a mental health counselor for the past 8 months. We have discussed numerous techniques to deal with stress, anxiety, worry, whatever one wants to call it. I still wake up in the middle of the night drowning in those dark thoughts. Don't worry? Easy to say. Not so easy to do. Not having to deal with this on a daily basis would be so welcome.

      3 months ago
    • BarbarainBham's Avatar
      BarbarainBham

      Bengal, I have had Stage IV GIST since 2013 which has never been in remission. I still don't worry because I choose not to because it doesn't do any good. I figure things will happen the way they are meant to. Best wishes.

      3 months ago
    • BoiseB's Avatar
      BoiseB

      If I had not been diagnosed with cancer, I would still be worrying about getting cancer. When I finally got cancer, I quit worrying about cancer. I must admit it was sort of a relief when I was finally diagnosed with cancer.

      3 months ago
    • Bengal's Avatar
      Bengal

      BarbarainBham, I feel I owe you an apology. When I read your reply to my comment about stress and anxiety I was angry. Thankfully I did not fire off an ill thought reply. I said, first let me find out something about this person and where they are coming from. SO glad I did!!! I can see you have kinda made a mission of trying to be there for others and do the best in your power to steer them right and give good information. I think it is awesome that you have the ability to control your thoughts and direct them to the positive. I am trying to learn how to do that with mindfulness exercised and other techniques. I am not always successful. When one wakes in the middle of the night feeling like they are drowning it takes a while to get thoughts ordered and I under control. I do appreciate your input. Keep up the good work.

      3 months ago
    • GregP_WN's Avatar
      GregP_WN

      Just in case anyone saw the stupid reply from Male4972, just disregard it. Idiots like him I delete their comments and then I delete them. He has been nuked.

      3 months ago

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