• I don't know how to describe what I've heard more than once or twice from some people.

    Asked by GetItOut on Saturday, May 9, 2020

    I don't know how to describe what I've heard more than once or twice from some people.

    I've had a strange response from a few when I told them about my cancer diagnosis. It is "oh my God, are you going to die"? Or, "how much time did they give you"?

    Why do people automatically assume that we're all going to die? As one of the popular songs says, "Everybody wants to go to heaven, but nobody wants to go now".

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    • Teachertina's Avatar
      Teachertina

      None of us is getting out of this life alive. We don’t know when or how, whether we have cancer or not. A fall, car accident, heart attack, stroke or any number of things can happen. Every morning is another chance to grab another day and make the most of it! Remind the dummies that their time will come too! Could be any day now!

      about 1 year ago
    • LiveWithCancer's Avatar
      LiveWithCancer

      @po18guy, I too have a list of blessings that have come my way as a direct result of having lung cancer. The list begins with a much stronger and deeper faith. High up on the list, too, are wonderful friends I have made that I would have never ever met if I had not been diagnosed with cancer. Truly, the list of blessings is quite long. I wouldn't have wished to get cancer, but having it has blessed my life in many, many ways.

      about 1 year ago
    • po18guy's Avatar
      po18guy

      Like espresso, it can initially be shocking, but once you acclimate to the intensity, you find that you have a deep appreciation of it, savoring the taste, the aroma and flavor. It motivates you and its effects are long lasting. How long?

      A day at a time.

      about 1 year ago

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