To be alive.

First I want to thank INTERGALARTIC for posting.
Great Blog! See for yourself: intergalartic.wordpress.com
This where I found my inspiration for this post.
This where I found this:

“Try to learn to breathe deeply, really to taste food when you eat, and when you sleep, really to sleep. Try as much as possible to be wholly alive with all you might. And when you laugh, laugh like hell. And when you get angry get good and angry.
Try to be alive.
You will be dead soon enough.”
– Ernest Hemingway

Yeah – Try to be alive!
Every day of our life is precious.
Because we don’t know how many days we have…
Nobody knows.

I’m celebrating 5 years of my war against cancer.
Yeah – 5 years ago the Doctor told me: “You have a golf ball size tumor in the middle of your chest….
Yeah – This was the day when I realized how precious life is.
This was the day when I decided to live every day. Not just exist.
And this what I’m doing faithfully all those 5 years.

I have done some research on life expectancy after chemo and radiation treatment.
Shortly speaking – they say – that only about 25% of cancer patients ( over 60 y.o. ) live up to 5 years – between cancer diagnoses and death.
Well, I think that I have survived those 5 years, because I believed that I could.
And of course, I was doing every day something abut that, like: Eating healthy foods ( the ones that cancer don’t likes ), taking supplements. And just keeping busy living my life: working, blogging, writing and promoting my Book.

So what is my plan for the next 5 years?
I’m just going to keep doing what I was doing…

So – How many elderly people survive 10 years after cancer diagnosis and treatment?
I don’t know. I can’t find that info. It must be very low %.
That’s okay.
I can survive if I believe that I can.

Thank you for reading.
Be alive and healthy.
❀ .
God Bless you all.
Oneanna65

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31 thoughts on “To be alive.

  1. You will live as long as you live and it does not matter about statistics or history. This is your life and you are uniquely you. Congratulations on being alive and well and all other things you have accomplished. Hugs and love.

  2. I came here because you liked one of my post and I’m sure that I don’t regret coming here. Your story has blessed me, a lot. It inspired me to cherish life and do better.

  3. Your attitude has everything to do with it. You should YouTube Louise Hay she has a youtube video about positive thinking, healing yourself and remaining healthy. My Mom was diagnosed with Cancer at 63, she went thru the Chemo treatments, had a mastectomy and she is now 83…I think you’re on the right road with your positive attitude…wishing you best health and a long life!!

  4. “Mam. Anna” – I am sure you WILL cross that next 5yrs; mark. When one lives beyond his/her body, s/he lives and lives…. Let “Papa” be with you.

  5. Praise God for being cancer-free for 5 years. I totally understand. I was diagnosed with a kidney disease three years ago and have been in remission for 10 months. I feel healthy and good; I took the same approach and started a healthy eating pattern and trying to always see the positive in my day. Blessings my new friend.
    Beth

  6. It is the question of living the life for today. That is why in the Lord’s prayer we say ‘Give us this day our daily bread’. The essence of life is living for today and no one knows what is in store for tomorrow.
    A friend of mine, a Colonel in the Indian Army, was diagnosed with multiple mylomia in 2005 and he lived with it till 2014, with stem-cell treatment and chemo. The doctors had said that the most he would live was five years. His determination and will to live kept him going.
    That is exactly what you are doing and hence can live for another day to tell your tales. All the best.

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