Wayne Osler who has lived with cancer since mid-2004 and is currently in remission. Of cancer and his experience up to now, Wayne said “It’s either a death sentence which is all consuming, or a huge opportunity to set an example to your children and others as to how to conduct yourself with dignity and cope with adversity.
You always get to choose how you behave and how you think, so make that choice carefully and wisely. Do you succumb or not? I have had to ask myself that question regularly and it is for others to judge how successful I have been in coming up with the right answer.
It is deeply personal and private and you have to search within for the answers. Over the years we have heard many motivational people urging us to ‘seize the day’ etc. I have to confess that while there have been times in my life when I lived my life that way, I now let the occasional day slide by without a great deal of interference from me.
My current remission is exceeding all expectations. Can it last? Will it last? No one knows. I woke up this morning feeling pretty good so I’ll achieve a bit today, in case it is different tomorrow morning. Certainly, I am a much better and wiser person for the experience.