• We've all heard about people making a "bucket list", maybe after a life threatening illness or event.

    Asked by UpandUp on Wednesday, May 17, 2017

    We've all heard about people making a "bucket list", maybe after a life threatening illness or event.

    But forget the whole list, did you pick ONE thing that you really wanted to do and just do it? After I was diagnosed I decided that I was going to keep it simple, but do ONE thing for me, that I always wanted to do, so I bought a nice camera, took some photography classes and started snapping pictures. I enjoy it immensely. Not a big list, but ONE thing, what ONE thing have you done that makes you happy? Big or small?

    3 Answers from the Community

    • LiveWithCancer's Avatar
      LiveWithCancer

      When I was diagnosed, I wanted to continue doing agility with my dogs. It was touch and go for awhile, but we have been able to play together for the entire time since diagnosis. Nowadays, I can keep up with my non-cancer friends. I am proud of that fact!

      We had purchased a nice digital camera prior to my getting sick. I spent a lot of time taking pictures of birds and things I could find from my chair in the backyard. I don't take many pictures now, but my camera and I were best buddies for the first couple of years! I, too, took a couple of photography classes after I was diagnosed. Would love to take a Photoshop class sometime.

      Will you post some of your pictures to the Pinboard for us?

      6 months ago
    • Terri's Avatar
      Terri

      camping. My husband does the work, I do as much as I can. I love sitting in a park somewhere in nature. Very healing.

      6 months ago
    • BoiseB's Avatar
      BoiseB

      When I was handed the first "death sentence" I knew there was one and only one thing I needed to do. That was to "get right with the Lord" So I began devoted much of my time to prayer. Then the a little more than a year after the first diagnosis my daughter arrived a carload of plants and fancy bricks to make flowerbeds and announced that we were making a victory garden to celebrate my victory over cancer this would be a way to praise the Lord. I also found interest in Bible Study. When I got the next "death sentence" I vowed I would read the entire Bible, still working on that one. Today I bought some plants to finish off Victory Garden VII
      I now refer to my life as the 11th inning.

      6 months ago

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