What Have You Been Doing????

Earlier today I wrote a post about what I have done post cancer diagnosis. I would LOVE to hear what you have all done, or your loved ones. I think it is so important to remember that we are much more than just our cancer. Reading what wonderful accomplishments have been had by the manner fighters is more therapeutic than a year on the couch or a bottle of happy pills!

Please leave a comment with your post cancer accomplishments!


Tracey said...

While having chemo i studied for my dispensing course... I passed and am now a qualified Dispensing Assistant, or as my friends joke, a qualified drug dealer lol.

Sandi said...

well right before I got really sick I had gone back to college to pursue a degree in nursing. I have 3 children and my youngest was now in preschool so I knew it was time. I did 2 years and then had to stop but I just put in my application to start clinicals. I should know by May 1st if I got in! I am so anxious but ready to get this show on the road. I figured out after I got better that I wanted to be an oncology nurse. For now I take care of my girls and hubby...hopefully next year I'll have school too!

o2bhiking said...

We are thinking alike here, because I started blogging about this a few weeks ago. I have 7 years survivorship coming up in 2 months. So I have been very fortunate and have done a lot. I am writing a post on my blog every week or so about "seven things, memories, etc." I've done since having cancer. But I won't repeat all that here. :)

I would summarize by saying probably the three best experiences I have had since surviving have been:
1. Being present at my granddaughter's birth and getting to hold her
2. Doing a marathon in Alaska for Team in Training in 2005 to raise money for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (plus 2 marathons since then, and a half marathon for TNT coming up 7 weeks from today)
3. A trip to Yellowstone, Glacier, and Grand Teton National Parks. This is the trip I had to cancel when I was ill, and I always wanted to see these places. I am fortunate that I got to live to do so.

Whatever we do each day, grand or small, it is important to live each day. We never get to do today over again, and whether we are young, middle aged, or old, we each have a very finite number of days. I know I have been inspired by learning about what other cancer suvivors do, so thanks for writing about this! We are survivors, in charge of our lives, and not letting some mutant cells control us or destroy us. Cancer is awful enough, but it has limited power over us.

Carpe Diem!

Terri said...

I was early stage and almost feel like a phony considering all that you and others have endured, but I finished my MFA in Writing two years after diagnosis/treatment. I'd taken a leave of absence with one semester left and honestly never wanted to go back to school, but am so glad that I did. Most of the time, anyway.

Meaghan said...

I think going back to school after cancer is tough and congratulations on making the tough choice. I too went back after only missing one semester so I can understand how difficult, scary and overwhelming that is!

Sandi said...

I left you an award at my blog. :)


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