These are the experiences, ideas and views of each individual person featured here. Your own situation may be different and these ideas may not work for you.
I think being faced with your own mortality at age 28 is kind of eye-opening and it makes you more receptive to all the little things around you that are good. I think that my emotions are a little bit more focused, and I focus more on what's important. I've always been a positive person, but after this I feel that I'm even more positive, because I want to soak up everything and enjoy the life that I've been given.
I'm a glass-half-full kind of person so I don't let it get me down. It's frustrating at times, and when it doesn't feel good.
But on the flip side, sometimes I turn it into a joke. But I have to be careful how far I push the jokes! I think it's important that we put some humor into cancer, because it makes everyone feel a little better about it.
I don't want people to worry about me or feel sorry for me. I have a really good life.
It's important in life to have some really close friends you can be yourself with. Especially when you're going through an illness like this.