10 Ways for a Spouse to Survive Cancer #5

2 Nephi 2:25: “Adam Fell that men might be; and men are, that they might have joy.”

Be Positive

fake     My little brother had a sticky note on his wall that said: “Fake it until you make it.” I have remembered that phrase constantly throughout Travis’ diagnosis. I don’t always smile, but I try really hard to. Sometimes I want to curl up in a ball and give up, but I can’t, so I fake the happiness, and some days pushing that smile forces me to really be okay. Telling people I’m alright, makes me feel like maybe I am alright. Making someone else happy brightens my day exponentially. Cancer sucks but being a sucky person doesn’t fix it! Being a positive and happy person doesn’t fix it either, but it’s a lot more enjoyable!

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10 Ways for a Spouse to Survive Cancer #4

This is my life and I have to learn how to live this life! My Heavenly Father has a plan for me. This is my normal!

Accept your new normal

Easier said than done!! When our oldest had a G-tube (feeding tube inserted into his stomach) we talked about the day we would be normal.

Three years later I said that things were really good and things almost felt normal. The next month Travis got sick and two months later they found his cancer, so we looked forward to the day we would be normal.
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