Having a cancer diagnosis can flip your life upside down and inside out.
Honestly life is never the same. Not worse, usually better. Living with the diagnosis is a thought that is forever with you. An ache, a pain, a night without sleep can bring fits of terror.
As survivors we must make a point to sieze every day. Life your life with gusto. Play hard. Take chances. Experience things with your loved ones. Learn to say "No thank you" and "I'm sorry, I'm not available".
I have a mother who is living with alzheimers. For many years we lived at odds. Now it is so painful to spend time with this fragile woman who often doesn't know who I am. She can no longer carry a conversation. We can't even talk about the weather. I was always afraid of my cancers and how they affect everyone around me. Now as I look at my Mom and recall how wickedly fast her humor use to be, I long for those phone calls that I could attempt to make her proud of an accomplishment or even just ask her a question.
Sieze the day and love your life... no matter what it looks like today. Tomorrow is another day.