My Dad has been battling cancer for the past five years. What started out as colon cancer, the cancer has now spread. He now has cancer in his liver, lungs, lymph nodes and gull bladder. During this most recent round of chemotherapy he has become really sick and lost a lot of weight now weighing under 100 lbs…he’s over 6 feet tall to give you better picture.
I wrote this a while ago pre-blog, but I wanted to share it as inspiration for others. Inspiration about how your attitude and outlook to life really makes a huge difference on how it affects your health.
My dad has decided to stop receiving chemo and said a great deal of weight has been lifted off his shoulders; he would have died if he continued the chemo.
One day my dad’s friend came over and asked him if he was dying. My dad replied, “no, I’m not dying. I am going to live as long as I want to.”
It was at that moment that God had become stronger than science (medicine). Faith had allowed him to have that assurance that whatever twists and turns our lives may take, we have the strength to navigate them and undoubtedly gain much from these experiences. The important thing is that we have faith and commit to trusting in both our inner strength and resilience.
*I love you always and forever Daddy*
Since I first wrote this, back in January, my Dad has gotten much worse. He is now on hospice, barely gets out of bed, but still continuing to fight the fight.