2017 is off to an atrocious start. For me, this has nothing to do with politics. I was diagnosed with cancer, again. An entirely separate kind of cancer unrelated to my original cancer.
For someone who does the things usually recommended for good health, two cancer diagnoses in less than four years, both before age 50, is indeed atrocious.
It wasn’t enough to have breast cancer. I now have cervical cancer as well.
Four years ago I received my first cancer diagnosis. It was a wake-up call for sure. I needed to get out of the work environment I was in, and having cancer finally made that happen.
A blessing in disguise.
I heard it loud and clear.
I understood what my body was telling me and I made the necessary changes.
I am happier, healthier and in a much better place four years later because of it.
And now I have to do it again.
But this time what do I have to learn? What can I change? Is my healthy lifestyle helping me prevent chronic disease? Apparently not it seems. Should I throw in the towel, give up, and start smoking? [Read more…] about Maybe I should start smoking