dadstimeon Posted July 18, 2005 Share Posted July 18, 2005 Katie, this posted as guest, don't know why? Rich As a patient I feel it is up to me to battle my lung cancer with everything I have, to try as hard as I can, to leave no stone unturned and keep pushing for that cure. Itâ€™s easy to rollover, get mad, take it out on everyone, everything, feel sorry or the why me, that is not going to solve the problem or make it go away. To me it is just wasted time and energy, only going to add to the problem. I have my moments like anyone else but they are few and far in between. Itâ€™s up to me to get up everyday and make the best of it; nobody can do it for me. Up to me to flip the coin over and look at things in a more positive light. To still live and enjoy life to the fullest as best I can. Not focus on dying but living. Not focus on what I canâ€™t do but what I can do. To be in control of my cancer not the cancer in control of me. Make it as easy as possible for family and friend(s) and to let them live their lives also. Have to be understanding and fair to them. To stay positive and upbeat not only for family but also for my friend(s) and myself. I think it is harder on my caregivers, family and friend(s) then it is I. They still have to deal with the stresses of everyday (jobs, kids etc) life etc, not just me. All things considered Iâ€™m very blessed, lucky and fortunate. I have it pretty good, pretty easy, and pretty simple. Iâ€™m under my own steam, can still get around, not in any pain or discomfort, can still do things, (not like before/will not light the world on fire/do have to adjust and except somethingâ€™s) but Iâ€™m still alive and still here. Always could be worse. I know I have been extremely blessed with great doctors and nurses and the very best care available in my case. They are doing everything humanly possible to help me, never had a problem or worry that I was not getting the very best possible care or that they did not have my very best interest at heart. My experiences with the medical community have been very positive, canâ€™t ask for anything more. Iâ€™m very blessed with a great family and friend(s) also. Where would I be without them? Things I would like to see happen with lung cancer are stopping the blame game, more compassion for the patient/as well as caregivers, family and friend(s), a better understanding of lung cancer, more research, the best possible care for everyone, more public awareness and education. For everyone to get a fair shake, for no one to feel left out, abandoned or to suffer more hardship. Another great idea Katie! Looking forward to reading how others view (lung cancer) it. Rich Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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