Dear unknown Scott -
Wishing you all the luck, as well as fighting spirit and trust.
No guarantee, but your own mindset is your biggest aid and tool now.
Ten years ago, age 48, I was given up with stage 4, metastasys growing at an unknown rate, and a second unrelated cancer source discovered.
My children, 11 and 12 at the time, needed me.
I finally persuaded my doctors “they could do anything with me” as long as they tried something. They did, and changed the procedure to first chemo (the mother of al chemos’s that was), then operations and finally radition XXL. Over a half year period I was in critical condition several times.
I never wanted to say farewell to my loved ones, planned funeral nor estate, and just wanted to fight, fight, fight. And concentrate on the one thing: getting better.
After a few months I had a severe viral infection and no more white blood cells, and I was on the verge of giving up. A ‘neighbour’ in hospital then gave me Joseph Murphy’s book “the power of your mind”. I read a few pages, got inspired. I became determined to give it my all, my last all. I went to sleep with clenched fists — just concentrating on “tomorrow I will be better”.
I miraculously was.
I hope this might inspire you even more to keep fighting. Never give up.
A warm hug from Holland