You’ve either finished your treatment or are still undergoing chemo and living under that “cancer cloud” - the cloud that makes you afraid to plan for that summer family vacation, paint your dining room, get a pet, etc. You’re questioning whether it’s worth it since you won’t be here to enjoy it. In other words, you’ve given cancer total control over you by allowing its cloud to put your life on hold while you’re waiting for that day to come when you may hear that the disease has come back.
Often times, cancer survivors living under this cloud will live in fear and worry from scan to scan while watching life go by. If you recognize yourself as living under this cloud, ask yourself why you had treatment in the first place? If the answer was to live, then isn’t it about time to take that leap and start living your life again, whatever that looks like for your?
One of my favorite quotes is by Corrie Ten Boom (1892-1983) “Worry does not empty tomorrow of its sorrow; it empties today of its strength.” What can you do to recognize how strong your winds of change are and blow this cloud away? Isn’t it time to start living your life?
~ Lorraine, Buddy Kemp Cancer Support Center