Monday, January 04, 2010

A New Year & A New Beginning


Click on the YouTube video for some upbeat music to get your day started.  It's a New Year and I trust you all are having a relatively good Christmas holiday, despite some of the obstacles and difficulties that many of you may have encountered.  This is the time when all of us should be making new beginnings and it's "out with the old, and in with the new".....

For those of you who are cancer patients, it is a time to reassess the past year and regenerate your goals for 2010......easy for me to say you might think, but as cancer patients, you should always be looking for updates on your types of cancer;  interacting with others;  and searching for new treatments that are out there that maybe your present oncologist might not even be aware of.  It does happen many times due to the fact that no one oncologist can know all of the new treatments that are available for over two hundred different types of cancer.

I feel there should be a central database however that all of these cancer specialists can access to find the most recent information that might be out there for their patients, but unfortunately that is not always the case.  If there is a central database, then believe me, there's lots of doctors who are not aware of it.

My theme for this blog for the start of 2010, is to keep my viewers Informed, motivated, inspired and encouraged!!!  Whew.....that is a very difficult road I have chosen, but I'll do my best and let me know if you have any ideas that I can add along the way.

Encouragement is key to remaining positive....both for patients and their caregivers.   Everyone has their own mountain to climb, even if you are not a cancer patient, so we all need to focus on what we hope to accomplish this year and take it one day at a time.

Seems you can't go many places or meet too many people these days, but someone they know has cancer......that is the reality of it.....now, there's no point in dwelling on the negatives and thinking you will become just another statistic, but pull up your sleeves, keep your head held high and be determined to fight all the way!!!

Keep reading all of the blogs that are out there, written by cancer patients themselves or by caregivers like my blog.  Go to seminars or presentations on your type of cancer whenever they are in your area.  Keep that daily journal on yourself and write everything down...you will most definitely forget things if you don't and your doctor needs to know how you are feeling at all times, not just when you see him for appointments.

OK...so I trust you are with me as we both begin this new year with hope for good things ahead.  Keep playing today's song a few times, listen to it's lyrics and "yes" even sing it out loud like I'm doing now!!!  The possibilities are endless so I trust as we begin this 2010 together you will remember to

Reach for the stars!!!

2 comments:

Meya said...

You have inspired me. Thanks for sharing.

Patti said...

Hi Deb! Your encouragement to all in inspiring! Happy New Year to you!!
Patti