The terrible news about Sokracker's poor brother has prompted me think a bit deeper about one of my own prospects. There is the possibility that I may be developing lung cancer and have been put on a "watch a wait list". Just as with COPD, if I have it then I have to accept, that it is, what it is........but it will have been spotted in it's early stage and a very good chance of survival because of that.
But thinking about it more........I never, ever, in a million years did I think that I might one day say that "Being diagnosed with COPD possibly helped save my life!", because of the regular monitoring from CT Scans and checkups. COPD has also encouraged me to get a lot fitter, fit enough so that if I do need to have surgery at any time, that can be performed as well. Without that diagnosis I would have carried on with my life in total ignorance until it was too late.
It's a very strange world we that we live in. Just by shifting perspective a little, the world can look so very different. Maybe clouds really can have silver linings after all?