A man sits sadly on a couch, the next scene he dances happily

Tips To Live By

When living with cancer, whether active cancer or not, there are some instructions that we all can live by. At times they are not evident words of wisdom, as we’re hit (most of the time) with the worst-case scenario, and what we need to do at the moment. Well, I’m here to say there’s a little bit more to the medications for many which help us with living a decent life... considering. Here are some tips we can consider.

The party is not necessarily over

If you partied like a rock star then being diagnosed doesn’t mean you stop living out the rest of your rocker days. You just need to move around a bit cautiously. If the electric slide was your thing but now your hip and back have taken a turn, thanks to those lytic lesions, you can still proceed with the moves at a slower pace.

Actually, if your nicks are less challenging why not go the whole way and go and take the dance floor like a boss. The bottom line is we can still dance and sing, there’s no rule that we now have to set up the rocking chair and stay based in our beds if we are able to do the opposite.

Really smell what’s in front of you

What I mean here is try not to be gullible, if situations cross your way, really see them for what they really are. If anything we know being diagnosed with blood cancer shows us, is not everything that presents itself is just one way. Okay, who is in your sector of cheerleaders? Have you dropped a few folks down the way, or have they dropped you? If so, then it is what it is in most cases, again not everyone can hang and some of those true colors are visible.

Keep your head up high

I was rather shy when I was younger, so I’m not sure if my mother told me or someone else, but always walk with your head up. Life sucks yes at times but whether it’s going good or bad, walk like a champion. My legacy I would hope is that I walked like a champion, as I won’t give the words' cancer the glory labeling me as a victim. Move forth with the dignity and resilience that’s in you; You may not see it now, but it’s in there.

Despite the prognosis, don’t take “no hope” be the golden rule. Attitude has a way of reigning through on how you proceed with this. There has to be a glimmer of some hope that activates everything in your being to get through this. Any negative energy has to be avoided and left at the door. This is your life and taking control of how you want to live in positivity is where you take control, and leave naysayers on the other side of the door.

I said it before, and guess will say it again. Bust a gut of how life plays these mischievous games, learn, love, and stay hopeful. This too shall pass.

The time to fight is now, with integrity, grace, hope, and a smile….when you feel like it

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