…is that it has nothing to do with anything we can control. You can eat well, not smoke or drink alcohol, cut out sugar, exercise every day, think only the happiest and most positive thoughts possible and still get cancer.
Those first few weeks of diagnosis are the worst because you’ll slowly realize that there is no answer to “Why me?”
So what did I do? I decided to wrest meaning out of cancer. I saw an opportunity to fundamentally change who I wanted to be. This was my reset button.
I’m not naturally as positive as I sometimes appear to be on here. It’s a persona but one that’s helped me start viewing the world in more positive terms.
Have you (or someone you love) been diagnosed with cancer? Or maybe you just got the worst news ever? Take a deep breath. Let it out. Now’s your chance to erase the disappointments, the embarrassing failures and the awkward moments. Start anew and with a better chance of getting it right.