Nita, on Friendships

Well, Christmas time came and I was in the lobby and one of the nurses came out and she said somebody in the back wants to see you, well, I had no idea who it might be. But it was him, he had brought me a Christmas gift and I said why did you do that? And he said, because you’re the only person who‘s ever come in my room and talked to me and I’ve been coming here a long time.

Nita, on Friendships

I think people are scared to talk to you when you have cancer, but I am a realist and I will talk about death any day. How I feel, what I want, what I can't do.

Nita, on Parenting

Basically when something does come down to the final hoo rah. I will say that, because my motto has been, what better reward can we have, then to go to heaven?

Nita, on Friendships

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. Sometimes it's easiest just to think about one day at a time.' Isn't that beautiful?

Nita, on Lifestyle

I love to sew, but my real passion lays outdoors with my plants. They're my pets.

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I think people are scared to talk to you when you have cancer, but I am a realist and I will talk about death any day. How I feel, what I want, what I can't do.

Nita, on Lifestyle

On Mothers Day, remember that she is the single most important person in your life! What would she want from you? It's simple. A gesture of love! No matter your relationship, write a note, let her hear your voice, visit her if possible. No need for flowers, elaborate gifts or cards. Make it Simple and heartfelt!

Nita, on Friendships

I'm remembering friends I have lost to cancer during the past year and a half. Each and every one of these beautiful women will always have a place in my heart! We were friends who encouraged one another! I still am inspired by them and will continue on my journey as long as possible as they did. Amy, April, Lisa and Susan, rest in peace!

Nita, on Self-care

Days go by so quickly for some and not so quickly for others. Try to remember to take a moment and cheer up someone in the days ahead. One day you may be that person waiting for a card, call or visit. We all can make those moments if only we strive to do so. I'm enjoying cutting some rosebuds today from the yard. They came back from the freeze!

Nita, on Lifestyle

Albert Einstein said: " In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity." I have pondered on this and I surely can understand this profound remark. You can find an opportunity in your cancer journey. Friends we have met and may never see again were opportunities to know and love fellow patients.New friends are always on the horizon.

Nita, on Lifestyle

"I'm Here. That's the miracle I've been waiting for." A quote by Brian Vaszilly"Where there is Life, there's Hope." A quote by CiceroWhen I wake each morning, it is a miracle for me and there is hope for another morning. Robin Roberts said," It's about focusing on the fight, not the fright." She did not fear conquer her. Neither should you.

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Cancer challenges us! Take the right attitude each day and see what happens. You can do more than you think you can. Believe in yourself! Tiny steps are better than no steps.

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Cancer has truly changed my world! I miss my career in real estate sales, I miss being able to plant and care for my beautiful flowers, I miss being able to bring my groceries in without a struggle, running up the stairs, going out after six pm, writing legibly, browsing the department stores, etc. I truly know I will never be the person I once was

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"If you want to lift yourself up, lift up someone else" _Booker T. Washington.

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