11 habits of a successful cancer patient

Excellent post

e-HOPE: News and notes from CHN

Michael Jordan, arguably the greatest basketball player ever to fly the planet, had this to say about success: “I’ve missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. Twenty-six times, I’ve been trusted to take the game-winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again. That is why I succeed.”

My husband, Gary, was a stellar cancer patient, even with late stage disease. He was proactive and highly disciplined. His dry humor remained intact and, while living much longer than the experts projected, he carried hope. Boatloads of hope.

Consider these 11 simple habits of a successful patient … or, for that matter, a successful caregiver, teacher, parent, athlete, first responder, bridge-builder, medical professional.

  1. Show up whole-heartedly.

Instead of sitting back and hoping treatment is all that’s needed, cancer patients should be as proactive and full-hearted as they possibly can be. Because half-hearted attempts at…

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