Retirement and Cancer
After I retired I was diagnosed with cancer and the news was devastating but not terminal. I’ve been through chemo never stopped believing that I would get better but at times it seem like that was impossible.
I thought that I would ride off into the sunset and have a carefree healthy life but that was not to be immediately. I spent my days doing whatever it is I could while feeling like I was run over by a bus and had no energy but I refused to allow the feeling to consume me. I immerse myself in things that I could do in my home and when I felt OK I went outside and did what I could to remove myself from any feelings of depression and self-pity.
My cancer is in remission I still have a little ways to go but there is light at the end of the tunnel.
People that I thought were my friends went on with their lives completely ignoring me and of what I was going through but that’s OK. My wife, her family and my dog were my support through this entire ordeal and I have learned a lot about myself.
Attitude is one of the most important things that you have that will get you through the roughest times. Get yourself up become immersed in whatever it is that you want to do I realize this sounds a little depressing but it is not. I appreciate my newly found good health and I live every day to the fullest.
The old saying that in every cloud there is a silver lining; this is a testament to that proverb.
One thing that I never forget is that there are other people suffering in this world that may not have the same chances that I had Caveat Emptor!