There is no dispute that a cancer diagnosis changes everything. Here is one take on how cancer changes your perspective.
A Thank You Note to My Cancer
Denise Albert is co-founder of The MOMS, a
multi-media life style brand and event company.
Many people survive cancer. There must be some good that comes from it. For me, so far it’s the little things: When my 7-year-old asks to sleep in my bed for a special treat, I no longer try to pretend that it’s not okay. When I’m invited somewhere I don’t want to go, I don’t go. I only make plans with people I care about. The pressure of showing my face no longer exists. I was just at a water park with my kids, and because of my recent surgery I couldn’t go in the water. I’m normally just as eager to go on a waterslide as my boys. But in the past, if it was too cold, or I needed a break, I would sit and watch. Now, it will never be too cold for me to get in the water with my kids. I don’t want to miss out on any fun with them.carisoprodol update on abuse potential and legal status