• No matter what type of cancer you have are you optimistic about your outcome or not?

    Asked by Bonecrusher on Monday, August 12, 2019

    No matter what type of cancer you have are you optimistic about your outcome or not?

    I'm just curious about how many people are thinking positive about their treatment plan and how it's working out for them.

    7 Answers from the Community

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    • Boogerman's Avatar
      Boogerman

      I think I am positive and optimistic, but there are times when I have slipped into the dark hole and thought that I wouldn't be coming back out of it. But I did! So knowing that I can go there and come back out of it gives me hope that I can finish this even if I go down for a while. Positive thoughts help you get through this with a better attitude. It's easier to get through any day with a smile on your face rather than a frown.

      11 days ago
    • JaneA's Avatar
      JaneA

      My oncologist looked at my staging scans and disagreed with the radiologist's opinion that I had multiple mets on my lungs. She believed that I had just one cancerous nodule in my lung and that she "might" could cure me. From that moment on when she laid out a plan and told me that she would take my case to the tumor committee, I believed that I had a chance. I had HOPE, and I resolved to be positive about my treatment.

      Being positive helps every day be a day filled with meaning and good. Even the smallest things can feel like a gift when we are positive. My morning cup of coffee, the hummingbirds outside the window, and the zinnias that are so brightly colored.

      Being positive won't cure us, but it will help you cope with side effects and the stress of cancer treatment.

      10 days ago
    • LiveWithCancer's Avatar
      LiveWithCancer

      I've always been optimistic, too. Truthfully, I believe I am in a win-win situation. I love living life as long as I have a good quality of life (which I do). But, I believe that when I die, my soul will go immediately to heaven. I will be with my son and other loved ones who have already died and I'll be with my Savior. So ... I can't lose.

      After my oncologist told me that I had stage 4 lung cancer with an expected life expectancy of 4 months, he asked if I had any questions. I said, "Yes, can I keep playing agility with my dogs?" He was dumbfounded, but in all honesty, what I wanted to know was, will I be able to keep living my life? From that day forward, I have tried to live every single day with purpose and joy, knowing that it might be my last here on earth.

      Good luck!

      7 days ago

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