Your Must Do List
- Get a second opinion.
- Tell your family, friends and work associates about your illness.
- Build a, “Go-To-Group”.
- Prepare for battle.
- Look for clinical trials.
- Embrace your cancer.
The list isn’t very long, is it? Just six items on a list that I’ve created especially for you. Oh, I’m so tempted to make the list a little longer of course, but hopefully, once you’ve completed these six, you’ll have time to work on those things. Each entry, along with those not found here, are the pieces of a puzzle that, when placed together, complete a map that will guide you to that state of gratitude and joy that I mention over and again in the book, Embracing Cancer – Embracing Life.
If you’ve been diagnosed with cancer, you must set your sights on these six items and complete all of them as quickly as possible. If you were previously diagnosed and are currently in remission, or have been cured, (cancer-speak for in remission) your family and friends should already have an intimate knowledge of your cancer and condition, if not, start talking about it now. You need to keep your, Go-To-Group primed for a call if you need them. Cancer doesn’t always come back, but sometimes it does, so you should keep yourself prepared for battle and keep abreast of the latest trials being conducted for your cancer.
If you’ve never been diagnosed, hopefully you’ll stay that way, but since there is about a 40% chance that you will be, you should concentrate on the fourth item on the list and get daily exercise and eat as healthfully as you possibly can. If you smoke, it’s a good time to stop.
Each week for at least the next six weeks, starting at the top of that list of six, I’m going to post excerpts from the chapter in my book that delves into that particular item on the list. This week will be, “Get a second opinion,” followed by, “Tell your family,” next week and so on down the line. These chapters contain information on exactly what steps forward you’ll want to take and why. I don’t want to overwhelm you with too much, so I may decide to separate a chapter into two or more segments where I feel it’s necessary.
At this point you can click on The Book tab and start reading. Please leave a comment if you’d like, Bobbie and I love to read them. My heart is with you.