When cancer strikes, life changes. You have to learn to live with a “new normal”… cancer’s new normal.
People ask me all the time, "Do you ever feel like all of this is just not fair?". Mostly... no. I feel "changed", but not for the worse. I now appreciate every little thing once overlooked in my busy day to day life. More importantly, I feel that I've been dealt an opportunity to make a difference in people’s lives. I hope to give them hope. I hope to help inspire them to fight, to teach them how important science and research are, and let them know that good things can come from the bad. When you face a cancer diagnosis, it's important to laugh and look for the positive. You will hear, read, and see plenty of negatives. But, if you learn to change your outlook... see things through "cancer's new normal"... you just might find, that you've got a lot of great little moments to enjoy.
Hi! I’m Niki. I worked many years in radio as a morning dj. Along with regular fits of laughter, what I loved most about the job was the opportunity to meet so many people, and hopefully, impact lives in a positive way. As
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What can you do to be the healthiest you?
As patients/survivors we want to remain as healthy and happy (yes, you do have permission to be HAPPY sometimes) as we possibly can. As caregivers, you need to take care of yourselves in order to take on the extra load of helping your loved one get through the physical mess.