Cancer almost always brings fear with it. We find, rather than thinking “I must have pulled a muscle” or “I must have bumped into something”, it is so easy to wonder if my cancer has moved. Has my cancer “taken more territory” in this battle I wage. By nature, I’m the optimist – the glass half full guy, the it can’t be that bad guy, the it’ll be better tomorrow guy. Cancer brings an entirely different set of rules to the game. How do I live a life that doesn’t fear every new pain, while at the same time being careful not to ignore reality? Trust. Trust in my Dr and his plan for my treatment, trust in my Jesus that he won’t give me more than I can handle, trust in my rock-star wife to stand beside me in this battle. For me, I find focusing on the good and the positive and the blessings will drown out the “noise”. Whether I have 5 years left or 25 years left, God knows. My worry, my fear does one thing, and only one thing. It chains me down. “Fear is a Liar” is a great thought to grab hold of. We have powerful minds, mostly that’s great, but if we let fear and worry creep in, that powerful mind that does so much good can cripple us. Instead “Faith over Fear” is how I choose to live, each and every day I have left.
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