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    Thinking about the rest of my life after cancer, I can't seem to do this.

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      GregP_WN

      Every time I thought I couldn't do the "thing" today over the last 29 years, it turned out that I could. You can too.

      about 1 month ago
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      LiveWithCancer

      If you DON'T do it, I think you are totally cheating yourself out of the rest of your life.

      And I ask, WHAT does worry accomplish? It surely will not stop.cancer or other bad things from helping.

      I try to live today and live it as fully and happily as absolutely possible. My cancer might kill me someday, but it will NOT steal my joy of today.

      Good luck!! I so hope you can put your worry behind you.

      about 1 month ago
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      Alemton1

      I love that!! words to live by!

      27 days ago
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    UpandUp asked a questionSkin Cancer - Melanoma

    Hello everyone, just wanted to pop in and say HI! It's been a little while since I've stopped by.

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    • SandiA's Avatar
      SandiA

      That’s great! Thanks for the update

      about 1 month ago
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      LiveWithCancer

      Great news! I hope you will stop by now and then and let us know how you are doing. And, maybe, lend some encouragement to those who are here and newly diagnosed.

      about 1 month ago
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      Terri

      Happiness for you!!!

      28 days ago
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    UpandUp asked a questionSkin Cancer - Melanoma

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

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      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
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      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
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      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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