Topic: Looking towards the future
How do you stay positive and look towards the future when your future has been robbed by cholangiocarcinoma?
I printed out two one-year calendars for 2009 and 2010 and have them posted over my desk at work. Then I think of the things that I would like to do in those years. I think of my daughter graduating from high school and starting college in 2010. I think of taking a vacation to see my relatives and friends in the Midwest in 2009.
This gives me more motivation to fight to stay alive, rather than passively accepting my illness.