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Thanks George. The forums have been such a help. I hope my news won\'t be too bad on
July 12 but after reading the comments I feel My life will get back to some form of
normal. I am retired so my life isn\'t real demanding.
Normal? Normal is a thing of the past. You will be so much better than your old Normal! You will be cancer free!
But you will change. I know I have. My old normal was putting one day after another. My NEW and IMPROVED Normal is.......... I have a life to live!
Every new day is a new gift of time. Time to know that God gave me a wake up call, and said, \"Get out there and appreciate every person and day that you have\"
Normal Jim? I don\'t think so.
If you are forced to go through this cancer scenario, you will gain a new perspective on life and the people around you. Even the trying ones will seem sorta special. Or even somewhat entertaining.
There is no normal after cancer only a new appreciation of life.
And this; from a used car salesman
Light a man a fire and he is warm for an evening.
Light a man ON fire and he\'s warm forever.
08/08/08...RC neo bladder
New Man! [/size]
How your reply made me smile!
I have tried to make my motto \" Make every day count\" and I do. Even simple things I appreciate and take much more pleasure from, things that really were not important, but would have wound me up in the past, I can just let them go - they don·t matter, and the people around - the \"trying ones\" were just put here on this earth to make us appreciate the good ones.
My dad, who died last year, was not a great believer in the afterlife, but believed that this life was heaven, jut that you had to have your eyes opened to realise it.
What happened with your TURBT? I thought it was supposed to have been on the 17th of July but I haven\'t seen a post from you? How are you? What did they find?
Hope all is well!
10/31/06 dx CIS (TisG3) non-invasive (at 47)
9/19/08 TURB/TUIP dx Invasive T2G3
10/8/08 RC neobladder(at 49)
2/15/13 T4G3N3M1 upper tract metastases(at 53)
My opinions are my own and do not reflect the opinion of ABLCS or anyone else. I am not a doctor nor do I play one on TV.