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It was a great Day


Hi everyone! We read so many posts about our cancer but this one will be a little different. I had a great day! I woke up and drank my favorite coffee, had a great breakfast and enjoyed my newspaper. I worked half the day in a job I love. I took my beautiful dog to the park and threw him balls until he could no longer chase them. I went there the gym and pushed myself so hard that I was proud of my efforts. My wonderful daughter came home this evening from San Diego for the night. She, my beautiful wife and I all went to sushi and we sipped on hot saki and laughed and laughed. We came home and the dog was so happy to see me. We watched a great tv show and all hugged and went to bed. It was a normal yet incredible day. I didn’t think once about the cancer in my bones and felt no fear. I prayed to my God, thanked him for the wonderful day and prayed for all of you to ease your pain and help you too enjoy your day tomorrow. Let’s all take the time to feel the joy of living and try hard not to let the fear of dying get in the way of that endeavor. Good night my friends. 😎😎😎


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I know some people compose bucket lists and think of life as marked by great transitional events, but your post is a reminder that a fully lived life is in the appreciation of the details of the day as it flows.

deano58 in reply to Tall_Allen

Someone once said that he wakes up every morning and says to himself..

" One day I might die from Prostate Cancer, but it won't be today".

A new day made up of 24 valuable gemstones and 1,440 priceless minutes!

Love this !

Thank You for a wonderful post, This is a perfect example of a higher level of appreciation for life that is sometimes achieved through a cancer diagnosis. You are an inspiration.

Wonderful Post!!!!!!!!

That is how life should be lived every day sick or not. People say that with a terminal diagnosis I have a a great attitude. Well that is because I am alive. Others may not be so lucky each day, a freak accident, a crazy shooter. My day will come but I intend to enjoy each day until that day comes and I hope to leave with a smile on my face and a tear in my eye.

So well said. Thank you!

Hi Schwah, what a nice post I've read mostly all of our posts talking about how we fight this terrible disease,but not many about the little joys in life we always just took for granted. I sat here reading your post and just cried for the first time since hearing my diognosis but happy tears,for life is not over my friend just turning the pages in an inevitable book . I'm a big Teddy bear of a guy 6'1 250lbs. and a good cry does wonders by the way I was alone did I mention that know one wants to see a Teddy bear cry. Have a wonderful day and thanks for the uplifting post. Brother in arms Leo.

What a wonderful and inspiring post! My day is already better having read it. Like you, after the Stage 4 PCa diagnosis, I have come to have a much greater appreciation for all of the blessings in my life, both in nature and my relationships with my wife, my family and friends, my church and taking moments to thank God for each day I wake up feeling good and having another day on this beautiful planet. I now pay much more attention to so many things I used to take for granted.

Have a blessed day!

That's great. You're taking the motto "one day at a time" to the next level : one moment at a time. There's your victory right there.

Excellent post. It's what I strive for even though I don't always make it. You are inspiring

Thanks for that!

Good Luck and Good Health.

j-o-h-n Thursday 05/24/2018 5:52 PM EDT

BigRich in reply to j-o-h-n

Uncle Remus is a hoot. Did I see him in the 40' in the movie theater. The Song of the South?


j-o-h-n in reply to BigRich

Yep the one and only... and all for 25 cents or 13 2 cent deposit bottles.

Good Luck and Good Health.

j-o-h-n Friday 05/25/2018 11:26 PM EDT

Well said.

What a pleasure to read

I hope this was one of many more wonderful days to come

This post melted my heart...❤️❤️❤️

Sheri (cheerleader for you all now)

The other day I was hit with a bout of "doom and gloom". Pretty much all day long. At the end of the day I realized that I had worked, shoveled a little snow off driveway, played with grandson and watched a movie with my wife. That evening I gave thanks to my Heavenly Father that even when I'm dealing with the worst of emotions I am alive to do so.

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