• How do you stay positive that your treatment will be successful when others around you are dying?

    Asked by OldGuy on Sunday, October 20, 2019

    How do you stay positive that your treatment will be successful when others around you are dying?

    I keep seeing people around me that are diagnosed and some die quickly, others linger on, some finish and go on with life. How do you keep the faith that you will be one of those who go on with life? Sometimes I just feel like the odds are stacked against me.

    3 Answers from the Community

    • po18guy's Avatar

      Having received a 99.5% chance of succumbing to any one of the three cancers over the past 11 years (even all three simultaneously)y, or to the allogeneic stem cell transplant I received, or to the Graft-versus-Host-Disease ever since, I did not listen to the numbers, because I am not a number. I am a person and a name.

      Oh, there were also thousands of prayers and anointing with oil. Cannot discount that.

      over 2 years ago
    • goyler's Avatar

      I thought the same thing for a while myself but my doctor kept telling me, "somebody has to get better, why not you?" I love my doctor. I am in remission from stage IV, grade IV Kidney cancer for the past three years. I was diagnosed in 2013 and have beat the odds. Yes, the odds are stacked against you but "why not you?" Everyone is different.

      over 2 years ago
    • Ydnar2xer's Avatar

      I've been told my attitude was good during both times I had cancer treatment and I am glad about that. I figured a positive attitude for ME would help, plus the fact that NOBODY would want to be around me if I were all "gloom and doom". So I chose to be POSITIVE. It seems to have worked, so far---I am 16 years from first b/c diagnosis, 7 from the second. Am hoping now to avoid b/c number 3 since I only had TWO breasts to begin with! (Silly, I know, but it works!)

      over 2 years ago

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