"Step back and identify the silver linings in your story. Recognize what you have to be thankful for, what you have to fight for, and ultimately, what you have to live for."
Another year is just around the corner!! I really have to pinch myself to even believe I am still on my journey. Being diagnosed in 2006, it has been a long journey!! You learn to just take baby steps to do what you want or need to do in the day you have.
Just for today, laugh out loud, sing a song, be assertive, be silly, be happy, be strong. Just for today do it all once and then if you liked it tomorrow do it all once again.
It's just hair. I know people were trying to comfort me, but that's just one of those trigger phrases, like, it's just hair. No, it's not.
A friend of mine said to me recently, 'Have you always been this positive?' Which I thought was a funny reaction to a conversation where I was being what I think of as my pretty cynical self. But I think what he was noting was my level of acceptance … and I just can't use all the emotional energy to be angry or frustrated.