Don’t Let Cancer Steal Your Holiday Joy

Don’t Let Cancer Steal Your Holiday Joy
Living & Loving with Prostate Cancer There's a group of men struggling with advanced prostate cancer who know, for certain, this is their last celebration of the holidays on this side of heaven. Folks who are healthy don't think this way. They assume they have many more holiday seasons in their future. The fact is, there is a significantly larger number of healthy folks who won't be alive next year for the holidays than there are men with advanced prostate cancer who won't be around. Given that reality, my advice is the same whether you have terminal cancer or you don't: Live every holiday celebration as if it were your last. Ask yourself: If this is my last holiday season, what are the most important things I want to say and do with my life, with my friends, my family and my partner. As I look back on the 40 years of my professional career, I've been blessed. I've had a run as a medical, psychiatric and adoption social worker. I've owned and operated two successful businesses, I've written dozens of articles about prostate cancer, spoken at conferences, written two award-winning books, and I've reached tens of thousands of folks coping with prostate cancer through my online ministries. On a personal side, I'm blessed that I celebrated my 37th wedding anniversary this year. Together, we raised four amazing kids. We are grandparents to three young granddaughters. I'm a 7-year prostate cancer survivor. My cup runneth over with blessings. Even so, like everyone else, I carry
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