I have been diagnosed with stage four colon cancer. My oncologist told me that I should focus on being a full time patient.
I still haven't figured out how to handle being idle most of the time.
Everyone keeps telling me to just find more hobbies.
I have been spending a lot of time by myself. My fiancee works at least three twelve hour shifts a week. My friends and family have work and school.
Life moves on around me.
Prior to my diagnosis, I worked full time at a job that required 90 percent travel. It was difficult, stressful work that required a lot of my time and attention. With my current medical circumstances, returning to my old position is not really possible.
The oncologist told me that the medicine that I am currently taking is the medicine that I will be taking until it stops working or a better option becomes available.
There is no "getting better" goal for me. There is just figuring out how to live with my new circumstances.
It would be super awesome to hear from other young adults who have been in this situation. It would be even better to hear from someone with really helpful advise about overcoming this situation.
I look forward to hearing from anyone who took the time to read my post.