Emotions

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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.

Emily
NED (No evidence of disease) for two years

Emotions

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.

Richard
Diagnosed in 2004

Emotions

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.

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