Adversity Is An Amazing Motivator
I was only in my twenties when I learned I had ovarian cancer. The oncologist said I was lucky they caught it. I went through a complete hysterectomy and endless rounds of chemo. (For the record, I am not one of those people who can rock bald!) It was a crushing time but I moved through each day by telling myself it was one more I would never have to endure again. There might be another like it but that particular one was over forever. Heck, sometimes I had to just survive one minute at a time! Yet, I never got discouraged (if ya knew me that would be a shock). I guess I did what I've always done....made it into a joke, found a way to laugh at the situation. When I went for chemo, there was always the same group of patients and we started betting on who would be the first to vomit or whose blood pressure would bottom out. Weird as it is, the bad stuff (like endless nausea) became hilarious, and an accomplishment if you will, because you knew you`d won the pot! Some of us made it, some of us didn`t. But for certain, those of us who remain remember those who have passed every single day. If you have cancer, please know I send my strength to you every single day. We belong to the only club no one wants a membership to. Cheers!