I am not a single individual on my own. I am my family. I’m nothing without them. So yes, the effect that cancer had on me changed the life of my family as well. I used to have a life full of people and activities due to my work and family, until…..cancer stepped into my life.
By this time, I had continuous triggers of extreme pain with no explanation at all. I am a very pleasant natured person, energetic and enthusiastic, with a smile on my face always, alhamdulillah. But now, my whole life was changing…I could not talk properly or even perform normal daily activities..
Crisis will come and go but your response - emotions, behaviour and actions - is what matters. Be a change agent, who uses crisis situations to model and advertise for Islam. Be an example and live according to the pure teachings of the Qur'an and sunnah when you deal with crisis.
By June, motivation pipes down and you realize most of what you had planned is still un-done, you’re falling back into old habits and well… Who cares anyway! It’s summer time so let’s just relax and enjoy it…. And it’s all fun and entertainment till the very serious month of September peeps in and you realize three quarters of the year had passed and you’re still the same… staring at your ‘I’m gonna be amazing’ list with one eye-brow up.