It's devastating to hear you have cancer. If you're at this threshold and feel terrified that cancer will somehow destroy your life take a look at the things that have made mine wonderful since my diagnosis last April.
Tender and sometimes intense conversations with my daughters
Time with my nearest and dearest.
Married my long-term partner
Amazing ongoing support from friends and neighbours
Colleagues I hardly knew have visited, emailed and organised lunches
Have laughed till I cried
Took a family holiday in France
Visited and caught up with dear friends I hadn't seen in quite some time
Lost 2 stone and bought some new more fashionable clothes
Stopped worrying about people who might not like me.
Enjoyed long walks with my dog
Saw so much beauty in the world
Woke up every morning thinking what a lucky woman I am.