After posting a brief statement on Facebook, I received such an outpouring of love and prayers. It was uplifting. I don’t know what to believe right now. Statistics say that the average life expectency after a secondary bone cancer diagnosis ranges from six months to 4.6 years. Yet, I watched portions of an online symposium, “The Truth about Cancer,” and experts indicate that with dietary changes, the cancer won’t even be an issue.
So, do I get my affairs in order; or continue my day-to-day life as if I have years ahead of me? So far, I have done a little of each. I made sure that Jodie will be taken care of in case I do become unable to care for her while at the same time, I am starting to plan a vacation to visit my son in the Seattle area.
It’s funny, because we all know that death is the fate of all of us, yet we live our earthly lives as if we will be here eternally. Of course, I don’t even have a full diagnosis yet, but I am taking a close look at my life. If I really do have a short time left to enjoy my life on earth, do I really want to spend that time doing what I am doing now? Probably not.
I think I am going to make myself a bucket list.