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Deal with Stress was posted 08/30/2012 12:07 pm by Stephen in CA
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Medicinal Marijuana is my solution (just kidding). Everyday is beautiful day I tell myself even when I don't feel great (chemo side-effects).

But, the words I stick to the most for comfort is I have BEATEN THE ODDS.

Which mean each day I am here it a gift; and if the time comes when I have something to worry about then I deal with it at that time.

In others words time is a precious gift to be enjoyed and not squandering on worrying about ands, ifs or buts. I have been fighting this also for three years and in fact I am one of a handful of Stage IV adenocarcinoma patients that have had a Whipple procedure. I am dealing with a re-occurrence and you know I have one job to do during this period stay alive to live each day.

My caregiver/spouse have started limiting our time talking or thinking about cancer to once a day for however long we need to talk, but once one party is done it is done for the day.

Believe in yourself, Believe in your husband. When you get the tumor markers back if they are elevated, but your spouse feeling good then forget about them because, this best tool right now that is available to give indication of something is going on, but it might not be necessarily related to his condition. Have Hope when you are in despair as Hope Laughter and Love is a cancer killer in itself.

I will be the first to tell you I have moments as patient and as one that see what my spouse/caregiver or some days my caregiver/spouse has to go through, and though it sadden me it also encourages me want to live so we can share the good times to together.

Remember this all of you that read this post We are living with cancer we are not dying from cancer. So Live Laugh and Love. Now going on with your life and living - G-D Bless you.

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