Sometimes the catastrophic moments in life force you to focus on the immediate
There are no real handbooks on what to do first when you get your diagnosis. No one can tell you how the experience is going to go. In my case, I knew I was not going to die, but I also knew, early on, that my life would never feel or look the same. I remember my radiologist saying to me, “Your mission now is to ask yourself every day, ‘Am I doing what I want to be doing?'” And I do ask myself that, every day. I try to make the answer yes, even if it requires saying the word no and disappointing someone.
My experience was about letting go. It was about really experiencing all that was happening at the very deepest emotional level, for that is where the big life changes occur. That is where you meet yourself. Where you begin remembering who you are and who you were meant to be. I don’t believe you have to be diagnosed to come to these lessons, but sometimes the catastrophic moments in life force you to focus on the immediate.