• What are you doing/have you done this weekend to "Live Your Life.....Not Your Cancer"?

    Asked by GregP_WN on Sunday, February 17, 2019

    What are you doing/have you done this weekend to "Live Your Life.....Not Your Cancer"?

    We need to have other things in our lives every day other than cancer. We should be able to enjoy things that make us happy, peaceful, or fulfilled. Take a walk, go to a movie, go out to dinner, enjoy a hobby, have a gathering with your family and friends, or whatever you like to do. So, what have you done that qualifies for this?

    Donna and I were out until 4 in the morning again last night playing music with my band. I'm beat this morning with not a muscle or bone in my poor body that's not sore, but I'm already looking forward to next weekend.

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    • po18guy's Avatar
      po18guy

      As odd as it may sound, my life's purpose has been realized through cancer. It does not define me, but gives direction. Cancer patients have often lost hope. It is a daily struggle. Since I seem to have some ability to help restore that hope, intereacting with other cancer patients and helping to build them up has become my life. Without hope, we are all lost.

      8 months ago
    • cllinda's Avatar
      cllinda

      Sick here with an overly aggressive cold. Very normal. And I'm reading a really good murder mystery. Normal life for me right now. And I knit to keep me happy.

      I also watch my granddaughters a couple days a week and that gives me joy! Watching them grow!

      I really try to live my life and only think of cancer when it's time for check ups and mammograms. Other than that time of year, it's on a back burner.

      8 months ago
    • andreacha's Avatar
      andreacha

      cllinda - There's a lot of nasty stuff going around. Get better soon.

      8 months ago
    • mcyars' Avatar
      mcyars

      Since I was diagnosed with cancer in 2011, I spend my time doing things that I enjoy. I try my best to keep stress out of my life and have lost a few relationships because of it. I am happy and feel good about myself.

      8 months ago
    • Danfan714's Avatar
      Danfan714

      Spent quality time with my granddaughter. Thankful and grateful to be around to do that.

      8 months ago
    • BoiseB's Avatar
      BoiseB

      I am like po18guy cancer became part of my life. Helping other cancer patients and praying for them. This weekend I went to my cancer support group at my church. It was very uplifting

      8 months ago
    • SandiA's Avatar
      SandiA

      Pretty quiet low key weekend, but I did have a ladies night out last night. It was a group of ladies I used to work with. Two are still there, two of us have retired and two changed location so we were overdue for a night of catching up. We met at one of the ladies houses shared a meal and laughed and talked. It was lots of fun

      8 months ago

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