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6 Dec 2012 13:55 in response to GARF

"We gain strength, and courage, and cofidence by each experience in which we really stop to look fear in the face...we must do that which we think we cannot"

Eleanor Roosevelt

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6 Dec 2012 14:48 in response to woodworm

Hi Brian, I really loved that quote and I and I was to reply on the day you posted but chemo catched me this time..and i became so tired...that I couldn't answer¿

Losing myself was a thing that scared me so much! But obviously we need to change, we change on every experience and cancer is so extreme that we really need to change some traits.  But sometimes it does not happen¿ In the book of Lance Armstrong, a doctor says that some great people have cancer and do not survive ...others  survive and become better and better person¿ others survive and remain and live their petty meanness as always ...

On the day you posted that I listened on tv an interview with young people who are unemployed because of crisis and live with parents, can't married etc...and they are regret them so much because don't have money for future and they are not living their dreams...and so what??? i just though they are so deceived, they are so happy because they think in future, they don't remember they could stay sick...they regret that he can't have baby without money...

I've no future (at least I do not think these things that any young person can thing...and should also be able!), I didn't want cancer, cancer change my dreams! My parents are feeding me and spend their money  with my cancer (the money that he saved for retirement and to help their sons to built life!).

This time I could not conclude my academic training ¿ I was the best student on my course, then nothing would predict that there would conclude my course ...

So my future was nothing of I dreamed¿I don¿t choosed cancer, but I have it. Cancer has robbed me so much but I don't regret anymore, because if I have time, I will do a new future. i just need time and i understand that we can be happy with little things and people are always regret and thinking that they are unhappy...

So I would agree so much! We are 90% the way how we react !!!

Sorry if my speech were a little bit confused but my brain is too lazy today...i'm empty of energy after  sleeping 18 hours

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6 Dec 2012 14:53 in response to woodworm

When my grandfather died I also regret never have told him how much I loved him ...

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6 Dec 2012 15:25 in response to sofia

Hi Sofia,

Thank you for talking so openly about yourself. I am so sorry that cancer has dramatically changed your dreams for what you wanted from life and has robbed you of so much. But I loved the bit at the end where you said you will make a new future for yourself. A lot of people having the problems you have had, would have given up on life. Sure, you have the odd bad day like we all do from time to time but in your case Sophia, you always bounce back stronger than before if anything. You really are a remarkable young woman and I do greatly admire your attitude. As you say, so many people moan about the little problems in life which amount to nothing much at all. I didn't know you before you had cancer, but I would say that you are one of those people that the doctor referred too who are survivors and have become an even better person as a result. For even when you have the odd bad day you still find time to come on here and offer help and support to others. Your speech was not confused at all Sofia and I am sorry you could not complete your training for this must have come as a big disappointment to you. Keep up the good work.

Please take good care of yourself Sofia, best wishes Brian

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6 Dec 2012 15:40 in response to woodworm

Tks Brian...yes some days are worse than others...melancholia is a bad influence!

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6 Dec 2012 16:16 in response to sofia

Hi Sofia,

Sorry I am a bit late with today's quotation. This one is by Maya Agelou and I think this one applies to you Sofia and a few other ladies on here.

"Be a rainbow in someone else's cloud".

There are so many sad stories on here and yet there are people on here that although suffering from the effects of cancer themself's still find time to brighten our days. That is how I interpret this quotation. 

As I am late, I will make up for it with two quotes. This one is by Napoleon Hill.

"If you cannot do great things, do small things in a great way".

This is my personal take on this. Cancer often robs us of the big things we wanted to do in our in our lives. So we have to lower or change our expectations from life or take a different route altogether. But that doesn't mean we should lower our standards and not put all we have into achieving what we can do. I do think that sometimes having cancer make us much more determined to achieve something. It may not be what we had originally wanted to do but things are still achievable.

Please take care, regards Brian

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7 Dec 2012 09:06 in response to sofia

Good morning everyone,

Just thought after being so late yesterday, I had better get this done earlier today. This quotation is by Maya Angelou and I thought how appropriate it is to this forum.

"The idea is to write it, so that people hear it and it slides through the brain and goes straight to the heart".

When we respond to people on here, that is what we need to do to make our replies more effective.  I believe if we write it from the heart, which I know most people do, it is much more likely to help the person who needs our help. Just like children and animals instinctively know who likes them, people instinctively know when we write things from the heart and this is more likely to lift their spirits.

Please take care everyone and have a good weekend, kind regards Brian

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8 Dec 2012 10:13 in response to sofia

Good morning all,

The quotation for today is by Albert Einstein. I really like this one.

"There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is though everything is a miracle.

Some people seem to live their lives and do not appreciate the beauty that surrounds them and the good friends and family they have. I myself have been guilty of this in the past to a certain degree. Since the morning I was told I had prostate cancer, it has opened my eyes and made me realize what I have and how lucky I am. Its often said we dont know what we have until we lose it. I think the same applies when we realize we could lose it as well.

I see things through different eyes now. Also coming on here and reading of so many people so much worse off than I am has also opened my eyes even further and has heightened my appreciation of all the good things in my life that I have. 

Have a happy weekend, Brian

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8 Dec 2012 11:33 in response to woodworm

Another really good one Brian

Tks for sharing!

Love, Sofia

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8 Dec 2012 11:48 in response to woodworm

"Everything you can imagine is real" Pablo Picasso

So, If I live a good dream in my head I make my reality...there's a place for joy - it's real if we imagine and feel that!

A good weekend for everyone!I will pass this weekend eating a lot of candy

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8 Dec 2012 16:29 in response to sofia

Good for you Sofia, hope you enjoy, best wishes Brian.

P.S. Dont forget to read the wrappers

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9 Dec 2012 13:15 in response to sofia


Here is my latest qoutation for today. This one is by Ralph Waldo Emerson and I think is another one that fits this site admiralbly.

"The only way to have a friend is to be one"

Since joining this forum in late May I have made contact with so many wonderful people who now I regard as good friends. Although we may never meet, I enjoy the conversations we have on here and look forwards to many more.

Have a good day, kind regards Brian.

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10 Dec 2012 11:18 in response to sofia

Good morning people,

Right near the start of this thread, one of our wonderful moderators Renata recalled a quotation she had remembered from her school days by Hellen Kellor. This one is by the same lady.

"When one door of happiness closes another opens, but we often look so long at the closed door, we do not see the one which has opened for us".

I have myself seen this happen to people I know over the years. I also believe that everything that happens in our live's has a reason. I have recently met a man who has over the years lost two wives to cancer and he had to give up work to bring up his two daughters. He found there was no help for careres at the time so he has set up a charity called Cancervive which I have now joined. I recently overheard him say, he believes he was meant to lose his two wives so that he would set up that charity group and I applaud his positivity. All I can say is he made that new door open for him to help others.

Please take care, best wishes to all, regards Brian

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11 Dec 2012 15:56 in response to sofia

Late again,

Sorry folks, been busy today. This quote is only six words long but nevertheless I like it a lot. Probably because my aging mind can remember it easier. It by Abraham Lincoln.

It reads:-

"Whatever you are, be a good one".

This could apply to virtually anything, i.e,  a singer, musician, a poet or just a friend. I like to think of it applying to friends most of all, as I have heard of so many people on here say that when they were diagnosed with cancer, their friends have deserted them at a time when they were needed most. And that is not my definition of a true friend,

Kind regards Brian

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12 Dec 2012 15:40 in response to woodworm

hi Brian,
You are a real charming man, always sharing that amazing quotes. really good ones.
I really love all, and that quote about friendship yes, you are so right. I feel people here as really friends, I remember the day 15th October when I went to do the biopsy...when I was hospitalized I was so terrible down, I just feel the need to share with people on here that i  was waiting for the "daily friends" coudn't give me the support that I feel share my state of mind here