Wednesday, April 24, 2013

If you don't have your health, what have you got?

Some of us look at the rich and famous, the Hollywood stars, and others and think they have it all. Beauty, riches, and fame seem to be everything.

But they are wrong. If you don't have your health, what do you have? Sofia Vergara had thyroid cancer 12 years ago. A recent article about her provides her reactions to thyroid cancer diagnosis and treatment.

"She said that you realize that no matter how much beauty, money, and success you have, if you don't have health, you have nothing, because you can't do anything."

Personally I think I am as healthy as a horse on the way to the glue factory.

It only took Sofia 12 years from her cancer diagnosis to be able to sum this up in one sentence and she may have gotten there sooner. I am a little slow. It probably took me a long longer to be able to react to a cancer diagnosis in the same way.

But if you think about it, one of our fundamental reactions to a cancer diagnosis, I think, is that we have lost our health because we are now told we have a potentially terminal ailment. So what else do we have? That is where we need to figure out so we can adapt and get back to living.

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