“I can’t recommend meditation more with or without cancer.”
“What did I do to get myself into this situation?”
” When I don’t stay present and I start to feel afraid then the fear chatter starts.”
“The tiredness from chemo goes deep, into my bones and drains all the colour away from my face leaving me looking like I’ve put “day of the dead” make up on.”
„Research has shown that being happy might have a positive effect on our immune system“
“I could hear my heart singing with happiness like a robin.”
“I’d put stress quite high on the list of causes of my bladder cancer and its return..”
“My energy had bounced back again and I felt so grateful.”
.my new focus isn’t a light at the end of the tunnel, it’s a bright light here in the present.”
” Posts on Bladder cancer forums often recommend an “expect the best but prepare for the worst” mindset. “
The sight of the woodland brings solace in every season and the trees house a myriad of wildlife whose noises and antics help pass the time in hospital.
” … mostly I’ve been an impatient patient; patience is not my superpower. “
“Despite all the calming and renewing strategies, some days the cancer-demons get me without warning. “
” At the end we all held hands and chanted Om – which translates as the sound of the universe – and indeed all felt right with the world.”
We don’t need to fish for happiness it’s inside us if we only remember.
” Swimming lengths outdoors adds the glory of the trees and sky to the wonderful calm blueness of the water. “
“Be a pineapple: stand tall, wear a crown and be sweet on the inside….Healing is messy and isn’t how you imagine it to be. This is where the pineapple comes in.”
“.. I’ve been feeling fearful and emotionally a bit out of sorts lately and have tried to identify why.”
“Bladder cancer isn’t just for a few months it’s for life and we need to find ways to thrive in and out of the pink!”
“So, take a moment to honour your old year and you might be surprised about some heartfelt moments you’d like to keep too.”
“I do definitely know how fragile my own stamp of remission is. I’m only as healthy as my last check-up, and my next check-up is literally around the corner on 22 September.”
“Seeking happiness outside ourselves is like waiting for sunshine in a cave facing north.”
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