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Reclaiming Your Life After Diagnosis by Kim Thiboldeaux, Mitch Golant, Mehmet Oz

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Chapter 2

Regaining Your Balance After Diagnosis

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One sleet-gray March day, the color of dying ashes, the sky the color of Mark Twain’s mustache, (my doctor) announced: “You have cancer.” My face turned gray…. I heard distinctly, “You are going to die.”

EILEEN O’DONNELL,self-described “cancer-thriver” and community member, Cancer Support Community, Greater Lehigh Valley

iF YOU’VE JUST BEEN DIAGNOSED with cancer, chances are you’re in a state of shock. Often, the mere mention of the word causes alarm. You might panic.

Depending on how much you know about cancer, or through experiences you’ve had with others, your emotions will be raw. It’s natural ...

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