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Dena Battle, a kidney cancer patient advocate, used to worry incessantly about cancer. Then, her husband was diagnosed.
Fear of experiencing joy is something I have thought about over the years but never fully acknowledged within myself.
I’ve learned to be optimistic but understand that, with cancer, there are no guarantees.
You will be amazed what you can accomplish when you take it one day at a time (sometimes just one minute at a time), one challenge at time.
What I wish you knew about being a survivor, part 1
How do you handle the world of what if? What do you do to help yourself not go down the road of negativity? For me, it’s staying busy.
Dave Fuehrer, two-time testicular cancer survivor and founder of Gryt Health, says, “Losing my balls helped me become more of a man.”
What do you do to help your body and mind heal after something as traumatic as cancer?
Because cancer is something that impacts everyone in the family
Cancer doesn’t discriminate and it’s completely and utterly unpredictable. It isolates you and then it takes your friends.
This fear isn’t related to cancer alone. It’s a realization that part of being human is to know that we will someday pass on.
When I was diagnosed with cancer, my interest in learning stopped dead. I did not want to know what was going on or what could go on.
I hope one day to get to a comfortable place where disaster is not the first thing I think of.
When people told me, during my cancer diagnosis and treatments, that I was “brave,” I wanted to punch them.
“Sent from my iPhone” isn’t just a status, or to indicate traveling correspondence, but to assert, “I may be nauseated, but I’m not...
This is why I show up, because each moment with my family is a sacred moment.
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