I am new here, and this is my very first post.
Back on January 5, 2016 I was given 6-12 months to live. I was diagnosed with HPV Lung Cancer, after beating HPV Throat Cancer the year before. I also turned 52 one month ago today.
This past Friday I was told I now had bone cancer on my right femur. These are my 3rd and 4th cancers, and I keep beating them back, and dealing with the new normal. However this time I can not beat this, I can not win, and I can only go down swinging. So far, I am still swinging.
I think that is all any of us can do. Just keep fighting, just keep living, and stop worrying about the little things in life that have never mattered but we put so much energy into them. Life is about being happy, family, friends, doing what you enjoy and looking forward to each morning of opportunities.
Over the past 3 years my Paintball Team (The Skyline Gaggle of Noobs) has raised money for Toys for Tots and bought a total of 300 bikes and helmets. We have already bought the bikes for this Christmas, and we have started raising money for next year. I won't be here for next year, but I wanted to be a part of what the group does.
I would highly suggest finding a way to give back while you are fighting your own battles. The amount of satisfaction I get out of raising money and helping where I can, is beyond my wildest dreams. It puts me in a more positive frame of mind and keeps me thinking about tomorrow. Not to mention keeping my own mind off my situation and concentrating on better things and more helpful things. I think that is SUPER important.
I look forward to spending more time reading and posting.
Mike "Serrecko" March
Leader of The Skyline Gaggle of Noobs