Danidee - Thank you! I am a cancer survivor. I can't say that chemo and surgery are not a major reason I'm still here - but I don't think they are the most important factor. When I was first diagnosed, the prognosis wasn't great. And I let fear and doubt take over. At first my treatment was going just as I had expected - in reality - what I had invited through my fear.
Then I got angry. I refocused my energy and I stopped accepting what the doctors where telling them. THEY don't make my reality - I do. I decided that a lot of things my end my life - but cancer wouldn't be one of them. I decided that regardless of what the tests showed day-to-day - I was going to be in the 26% that survived longer than 2 years.
I celebrated 6 years in remission this past July.
I had great doctors. They did aggressive treatments. I changed my diet, my lifestyle, almost nothing of the person I was has survived to now - and so perhaps in a way I did die - but was reborn into a healthier-better version of myself.
Our minds are incredibly powerful. I am here - I breathe and live because of this fact. I changed the outcome of what had been presented as a death sentence because I decided I didn't have to accept that outcome.