Posted 11/15/2020 8:16 AM (GMT -7)
I'm pasting below, a couple of posts, by Logo, and Octobro, that i read in years past, i guess when i was having a tough time dealing with having cancer, at the beginning of my journey. I found them wise enough at the time (still do) to be worth saving as a reminder, and came across them today. I hope they help someone else.
I think we are missing a whole segment of men who have regrets. Their regrets are not about libido or erections or "feeling like a man". It about saying good night to their significant other, it's about seeing their child graduate, it's about walking their daughter down the aisle, it's about holding their first grandchild or even a great-grandchild. I have been told there is no internet service available in a casket. It must be true, never seen any of their responses here or anywhere on the web. You reflective "history" buffs just keep remembering "when" and "if". I am going to enjoy the life that I have today, make a difference in someone else's life and hope that there will be more of tomorrow. Grateful I had those times in the past- but that is what they are. It's a new season and I expect to have unfinished work and experiences the day I die - whenever that may be.
The long and short of it is- no pun intended, I know, "they did not tell you it would be "short" - I am grateful for today and the future that I have.
Ride it out…Im not seeing anything thats going to kill you…as it seems every medical problem you have had, is or has been mitigated to a slow boil…I understand it is frustrating and can get you down…Thats the part you have to fight and fight hard…not the cancer..not the heart trouble and not gastro problems…Its the the non-fatal effect of all of that… that can turn fatal... You see it all the time..as we age…crap happens …it saps our life force…we slip into a malaise that feeds and feeds…nothing…Fight that..thats the battle field…not the skirmishes that will always be there.. not making light of them….but Im on to something here.. I see it all the time…head down..shoulders shrugged…totally sapped with regret…putting time in a gym…without force of mind and body…going thru the motions so as not to be held responsible…Its the mind…not the body…the body always follows a strong mind…How do yu get a strong mind…exercise your free will and never grow weary of same…Nevah!!!