My Unexpected Journey (Day 7)
If you are facing a cancer diagnosis, a big part of surviving is making the choice to live. Sounds like a no brainer right? Under normal circumstances yes, but under the stress of what it will take to defeat cancer is a whole different story.
After spending the past few days researching Holistic and conventional therapies, I have learned that the world is split between the two. There is an amazing amount of research for both and plenty of survivors to go around who have beat it on both sides of the argument.
So which way do you go? The stress of that decision is enough to throw your hands up and just say take me! I owe it to my family to try both. Diet and lifestyle change is a given, and I will monitor my progress very closing with the drug therapy. One day at a time right? There are plenty of stories of failure on both sides of the argument as well. As if that is not enough, the fight you are facing either way you go is a battle you will not soon forget. Drug side effects, lifestyle changes, diet changes, stress on loved ones, financial stress, all play a role when trying to push through to the other side. In order to get through this I am going to have to pull out all the stops, muster up ever weapon, and dig my heels deep into the ground to prepare for the battle that lies ahead of me. So how am I going to do that? Here is my plan: (1) Educate myself as much as I can. (2) Take one day at a time. (3) Ask God for wisdom and clarity before making decisions. (4) Monitor my progress so if something is not working I can make changes. (5) Researching what the doctors are telling me. Doctors are not God and they don’t have all the answers. (6) Listen to my family because this affects them as well. They have a right to voice their opinion. And I need to listen. The last thing I am going to do is the most important one of all. Make a list of the things I have to live for, and post them where I can see them every day. Choosing to live means continuing to plan for the future and not put your dreams on hold. If I put my life on hold then I might as well throw in the towel. And that is not happening. Still have not gone scuba diving at Key West. Time to shop for some scuba gear! I love all of you and so does God, Billy