Living As A Cancer Survivor - Expectations Part 2

People don’t care. Or do they?

One thing that a cancer survivor might be forced to deal with is having to depend on others. 

My Scars Tell a Story
By Mark Everett Kelly

Before I begin, I just want to clarify that regardless of relation or anything other than being someone’s child, no one is under any obligation to help you.

What exactly is reasonable for you as a survivor to expect from relatives, friends, sympathetic people, religious people or anyone that you thought would be there.

Here is the answer. NOTHING.

I speak from the heart and apologize if I am being overtly negative or making anyone feel guilty. I don’t mean to say that there won’t be anyone who will want to help as long as you are sincere. People give out of the goodness of their heart and their desire to help others that are suffering.

The cancer community is filled with people that have pure hearts and want to help those in need. Never be ashamed of your situation or to ask for help. However, people are under no obligation to do so. Expecting things from others will lead to depression, sadness and bitterness.

The best thing you can do is be honest about any situation you are in. The world and especially the cancer community is filled with angels that want to help. As long as you appreciate the people around you that make sacrifices everyday to help, you will be pleasantly surprised by the many blessings you will encounter.

Never quit. Never give up. Reach out and share your struggles if you need help, but don’t allow yourself to become bitter and angry. I fight that battle often and it doesn’t help.

God Bless

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