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I haven’t been Mr. Consistent lately with the blog. I wasn’t feeling all that great for about a month so I wasn’t that motivated to write much. The past couple of weeks have been very encouraging. I feel the best I have this entire process. I don’t know what happened, but something broke in my mind. There was a time where death consumed my every thought. I was constantly bombarded with negative, and destructive thoughts – well, not anymore! I have had real breakthrough in this area of my life, and I am so thankful. It not that fun being a prisoner in your own mind.
In the past couple of weeks I have been working hard at maintaining my health. It truly is a full time job trying to get healthy again. I can understand why so many people want to give up at times – it’s not easy maintaining a healthy lifestyle. It is a lot of hard work involved, but your effort can and will pay off in the long run if you stick to it.
I have no other choice. This is my life from now on. Guess what? I am ok with that. I am will doing whatever it takes to give my body the best possible chance it has at making a full recovery. Never would I have thought I would feel the way I way I do with the diagnosis I was given. I truly believe the path we are on is the right one.
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That’s what my oncologist told my wife and I nearly 6 months ago.
His words still echo in my ears.
Those words hit me like a freight train. My knees buckled. What are you suppose to do with news like that?
I remember leaving his office in a fog. I was confused. What just happened? What did he just say?
Jamie and I left the cancer clinic that day in utter shock! We knew what we were doing was (and is) the right decision. We had a hard time wrapping our minds around the theory of chemo. It didn’t (and doesn’t) make sense to us. I am not here telling anyone what they should do when it comes to your how you should treat your cancer. After a lot of research, some personal experience, and wise counsel, I knew stopping chemo was best course of action for me to take.
Cancer is a personal choice nowadays.
It wasn’t always like that. Just a few years ago there were only 3 viable options to treat cancer: chemo, radiation, or surgery.
Today, there are other options. Clinics and ND’s all over the world are doing great things working with people who are diagnosed with cancer. Sadly, these ‘alternative methods’ and others are not given the recognition they deserve. There are some amazing success stories out there if people who have been healed because they took control of their lives.
People are realizing that cancer isn’t a death sentence – in many cases – it is a wake up call!
I am thankful for the path we have chosen to walk at this time in our lives. We really do feel the Lord’s leading in our lives. It sure has been ride though. We don’t know what each day holds, but who does?
It’s coming up on 6 months since that doctor spoke those words. Although I can still hear them at times ringing in my ears – I refuse to let them define me.
All I know is I am very thankful for each day I have and I want to enjoy those close to me and encourage as many as I can along the way.
We only have today – make the most of it!
No one hands you an instructional manual when you are diagnosed with cancer. Yes, sure, doctors do their best to prepare you for the upcoming battle, but nothing can fully prepare you physically, spiritually, and especially mentally for what you are about to face. You can read books, ask questions, watch testimonials, and do whatever else you would like to do, it still won’t be enough to fully prepare yourself and your family. This isn’t a 100 metre sprint. This a life marathon we are now running.
I have written many times in the past about this journey being a bit of a roller coaster ride. I’m not a fan of roller coasters. I have been on a few in my lifetime, but you won’t see me running to stand in line for a ride. The last few days have felt like a horrible, roller coaster ride, and all I want to do is get off.
I know all of this will pass, but the toll it takes on you can be overwhelming at times. For me, the battle is always in my mind! Even earlier today, I envisioned myself waving a white flag. I felt like I had come to the end of my rope today. I had no energy, and my body has been aching for a couple of days. I had let my thoughts get the better of me. When you allow your thoughts to run rampant, you are headed for a world of trouble. Trust me. I know.
It is a constant fight to remain optimistic, but fight I will! You can count on it.
As my mother Patricia would always say,
“Don’t worry, this too shall pass!”