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    HardyGirl asked a questionEndometrial (Uterine) Cancer

    Can anyone say that cancer has not totally changed their life?

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      lh25

      I'm another one learning to be at my "new normal". I will be one year out from my last treatment next week, and I am not where I was before my diagnosis and treatment. I still have digestive issues from the radiation, and I'm still trying to get my strength and stamina back. Emotionally, it's a mixed bag. I find I can't hardly watch TV shows where a character has cancer, I either get sad for them or often angry at how patients are portrayed. I'm moodier, and wonder about it coming back.

      But, I also learned that I have wonderful people around me who I can count on. I learned my marriage is as strong as I thought after this test. I learned how to speak up for myself, and take care of myself. I listen to my body better and rest when it needs to. It sounds trite, but I do value the life I have more, and I'm grateful I'm worse off.

      1 day ago
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      " I'm grateful I'm worse off"

      Oops, meant of course "grateful I'm NOT worse off"

      about 14 hours ago
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      As I read the answers that so many gave I found myself nodding and shrugging at the same time. I had great hope the first time when I finished chemo... I believed that I would be back to my normal self in no time. People who had gone before me in this cancer journey will say don't worry you'll get use to your "new" normal. It would make me mad as I loved my old normal self I didn't want a "new" normal. My cancer came back 16 months later. I never got back to my old self and realized that acceptance would be key...accepting that I couldn't do what I use to and being grateful for what I could do. I had to quit my job and realize that I will probably never go back to the same profession I had been in. Redefining yourself is never easy but accepting who you are now is important

      about 7 hours ago
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      Yes! Stay positive and find the good in every day.

      4 days ago
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    HardyGirl asked a questionEndometrial (Uterine) Cancer

    What's the last "act of kindness" someone has done for you out of the blue, without you asking for help?

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      geekling

      I was at a raw vegan pot luck this afternoon. Everyone loved the moringa milk I made. One fella runs a monthly dinner where 100+ people regularly attend. He offered to let me showcase the drink to get a list of future clients when I am ready to market. I can also have small trees for sale.

      Nice fella. As we talked, he surmised I am in a building stage of my life. What a perfect and supportive thing to say! And I realize he is correct. Sometimes you gotta step away and others can show you what they see of you.

      about 1 month ago
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      There are lots of kind people. I often have people go out of their way to help me succeed at the gym. Last Spring I had a high school friend send me 4 boxes of Lemonade Girl Scout cookies. I love them and couldn't get them here.

      about 1 month ago
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      I have many people who have done acts of kindness for me without being asked..as I won't ask. I have a neighbor that I don't know that well come over without my knowledge and weed for me. We have an OHA in our neighborhood and I would be fined if it wasn't done. I am amazed that someone saw the need and did it without wanting anything. There is another person who took my son and I to the beach and pampered both of us the whole time. I am finding or understanding that the people you surround yourself with and the kindness that you give out does come back to you.

      about 1 month ago