Since I was first diagnosed with cancer, I have to say that it has obviously changed my life in many ways. The physical changes were expected. However, this experience has helped me look at life in a totally different way.
The only way that I have gotten through this was keeping a positive attitude. I have to thank my loving husband, family, and all our friends who are family to us. I have relied on my faith as well which has kept me grounded and secure. I have been blessed with a wonderful doctor and his staff which have been most helpful.
I find that keeping a sense of humor helps a lot. When I first lost my hair, the hardest part was when people would stare at me. After a while, I would learn to make jokes by telling them that I worked as a living mannequin at the local department store. It made me laugh, and it was a polite way to remind them not to stare at someone who just lost her hair to chemo.
Another way to keep your spirits up is to always have something to look forward to, even if its promising yourself to watch your favorite show or read your favorite book. Surround yourself with family and friends who are positive and treat yourself to some fun time, you deserve it.
What do you do to keep your spirits up?