You are right-on.
Also, if you have a good sense of humor, you can get through anything easier. It is not all fun and games but my husband and I have had some great laughs through some scary times
I suggested to the staff that since I was the only one with cancer, I should be the only one to eat all the great treats that were made for someone with cancer. We agreed that it was very "big" of me to share.
I do have great support at work and home.
My other suggestion was to change the bell curve in old age. If 50 is the middle I will say I am going down hill, but not ready to say "over" the hill.