Cancer, The Deathly Black Beast! (Part 2)

BREST CANCER! (The Rest of My Story!) cancer ribbon
We walked out of the doctor’s office and I gave my husband a big hug, and told him I was sorry. I really felt I had let him down, and not because I had cancer, but having to go through this financial crisis. Even after the real estate crash took us down so hard, we we’re retired and enjoying life!
We decided to go back to our residence state of Oregon, as we were in Arizona at the time. Made an appointment with a cancer doctor and hit the road in our RV to start heading back to Oregon.
The oncologist told me I had two choices. One was to have a mastectomy or have a lumpectomy and radiation. I chose the latter. The surgery was scheduled, I was in and out the same day.
Then what I thought would be six weeks of grueling radiation treatments turned out to be not near as bad as I had heard. The staff at the hospital was so nice, and cheerful it made my treatments really easy. As easy as radiation can be on you. I think what else helped, is I continued to work, which took my mind off of things.
I can now state, “I’m cancer free, I am a cancer survivor!”
To be honest with you, fighting the cancer was the easy part for me. The hard part was the financial debt it put my family into, as I had no insurance. I really had to put the money part into perspective. It’s only money, I have my life back! And I truly believe I made it through cancer and I am now making it through this financial crisis because of having a positive attitude.
I believe there is always a light at the end of the tunnel and if you just look for the good, see that end result, picture your outcome and it will happen.
This doesn’t mean you don’t have to deal with real life and just bury your head in the sand. Because you do have to deal with life and all it’s obstacles. It just means you deal with it on your own terms. head in the sand
All day long every hour of the day we are confronted with situations where we must manage our emotions.
Your alarm clock didn’t go off and now you’re late for work, so you become stressed out. Someone cuts you off in traffic and you become very angry. You finally get to work and everyone is standing around the water cooler or coffee pot talking about how bad it is at work, nothing but negativity. We run into unexpected setbacks and need to manage stress, anger and the real ugly one, negativity every day of our lives.
Do you go on day after day and let these emotions control you? Or do you control them?
What’s your answer??question mark

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