Live each day as if its the last day......  

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5/11/2006 12:54 pm

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Live each day as if its the last day......

This statement I tend to believe in...
Being in the profession that I am in (Medical Field)...I see and hear a lot...

In this profession it can be exciting/joyous times (babies being born)...or disbelief/sad times (diagnosed with cancer)...

Today is one of those days (disbelief) that made me sit down AGAIN and realize what we have...

A young lady age 35 diagnosed with cervical cancer and will have to have radiation...

A lot of people that I meet have such a negative attitude towards life and everything around them..If they had to walk a day/week in the shoes of someone diagnosed with cancer I think they would look at things a little differently...

My feeling is always look at the brighter side of look at what you have..not what you DON'T have....

My father who died 15 years ago to cancer..was such a fighter...He had cancer for 16 years and fought tooth and nail..and never once complained...very up beat with life....When his friends asked him, "Hey Nick how ya feeling" he would say, "Hey I feel with my fucking hands"...he was a hot shit....serious...My Dad taught me to live life and to be positive...and I thank him for that....

And for anyone struggling with cancer or have been diagnosed with heart goes out to you..and for anyone dealing with a loved one who is struggling with cancer stay close to them and give them the strength they need to continue.

So everyone kiss your children, husband, wife, and/or significant other and tell them you love them....
and live each day as if it's your last....


fantasylover_05 63M

5/11/2006 5:51 pm

I am a long term cancer survivor...

This is my story if you are interested

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DAISYDUKE1004 replies on 5/12/2006 4:31 pm:
Thanks for sharing and I am very interested in reading it...and I will....Thanks again..~D~

walkinatmidnight 57M

5/11/2006 6:25 pm

Great post D...strange timing, I brought a family member to Dana-Farber yesterday for a follow-up appointment, 2 years out from a bout of cancer. We walked out all giddy, got good news. Couldn't put a price tag on the relief he felt. I just wish our good luck would rub off on everybody else there with us.

DAISYDUKE1004 replies on 5/12/2006 4:34 pm:
Hey you, all the talks we had and you never mentioned that to me??.....Happy all is well with your family member...Take Care ~D~

bullseyetou 64M
175 posts
5/11/2006 7:24 pm

ty D lost my folks to Cancer - its a rough road

DAISYDUKE1004 replies on 5/12/2006 6:38 pm:
Hi, it is a rough road...It makes us all a little stronger...Thanks for the visit..~D~

Sulabula 46F
12659 posts
5/12/2006 4:46 am

Great Post Daisy...Quite a few of my family members and family friends have died from C over the years...

Sula xxx

come visit my blog

DAISYDUKE1004 replies on 5/12/2006 6:39 pm:
Thanks...I wish they can find a cure for this disease...Take Care ~D~

funaddict65 54M

5/12/2006 6:54 am

My hats of to you and all the health care givers. You are all heroes in my book. You amaze me with all of your strength and compassion, while being tender to complete strangers. I could go on for hours.........just know "WE ALL" appreciate the great job "YOU ALL" do in our times of need.

DAISYDUKE1004 replies on 5/12/2006 6:42 pm:
Hey you, thanks a lot...MOST of the people that get into this profession have a special heart.....Again thanks for the visit...
Take Care ~D~


5/12/2006 11:13 am

4 years ago I was in an ICU ward for nearly a month with burn injuries. That was also a crisis point in my life on two other counts besisdes the burns.

So I started out with the the attitude in here that I was at about the lowest point anyone could get. At least I was as low as I had ever been my own particular life. But soon I began to realize how low one really could go as I was constantly surrounded by many other cases of extremely hideous trajedy. And a lot of it was WAY worse that my little situation. I even had my own surgery bumped back two days because of priority surgeries that came in that were much more urgent to perform than my own skin graft procedure.

Plus, even though I had been gravely injured soon I was projected to make a full recovery and the doctors told me my healing was proceeding at a much faster than average rate. This was defintiely not the same news that many others in there were getting about their own dificulties.

By the time I left that place I knew without a doubt how good I had it and felt completely assured that what happened to me in no way was going to impede the direction I had taken with my life. But again I knew that many of the people I had been in there with could not say the same thing. And actually I could have easily chosen to take an attutude in which i beleived that I was "damaged good" and that indeed would hav become my realty. But I didn't choose that option.

That expereince was indeed a huge eye opener and served as a wake up call on more levels than one. And I think a one sentence phrase to sum this up could matter how bad you think things are for you it really could be much worse so make the best of what you still do have going for you.


DAISYDUKE1004 replies on 5/12/2006 6:54 pm:
Hey you, thanks for visiting and commenting...Wow...what a story..thank you so much for sharing that with me..serious...and I like your one sentence true..Take care ~D~

fire2hot2 57M
12 posts
5/12/2006 6:43 pm


I understand what you are talking about being in the medical feild myself. My Farther also passed away 10 years ago with C and it was tough.


DAISYDUKE1004 replies on 5/12/2006 7:04 pm:
Hi Dave, thanks for visiting and commenting...It is a hard field to be in....I do love my job and get so much gratification from it...Take Care ~D~

rm_sexxielynn 54F
72 posts
5/13/2006 7:18 am

Hi Daisy,
Followed you here from Kaleidoscopes blog, and in following the 'rules' he suggested, am leaving a comment

I have never had to deal with anything too devestating in life. I do believe that a positive attitude is going to help me if and when it happens.
"Head up, shoulders back, smile on"
Kinda my own personal mantra.

DAISYDUKE1004 replies on 5/14/2006 9:46 am:
Hey sexxielynn, thanks for visiting and commenting...I like the way you think....your personal mantra..I will look you up...Take care..~D~

jcpowerlifter 50M

5/13/2006 8:13 am

have spent the last 10 years in research and development. My company does have a Canser Research Dept and we have two prospering compounds that look good. The unfortunate thing is that cancer is almost like a mutation of sorts. The Body at the cell level is pretty amazing...........cancer is perplexing because there are so many cells regenerate they change a little and during that regeneration that is when cancer can develop. Its been described to me on more than one occasion as a crap shoot, we can all get it, its just a matter or if we get it.

My brother just recovered from a stint not too long ago and just got married............sort of turning over a new leaf......its amazing he was always a drifter now he has somebody to share life with............
Its unfortunate to have to lose somebody before those little things
mean so much more..............we only live once......
The past cannot be changed,
the future is still in your power.

DAISYDUKE1004 replies on 5/14/2006 9:48 am:
Hey you, thanks for visiting...and yes the past cannot be changed, the future is still in your (our) power....I like that so much...Thanks for sharing...Talk to ya...~D~

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