During the holidays, “Happy New Year!” gets repeated countless times throughout the day. Whether it is from the barista at the local coffee shop or the staff at the medical center, this is not the message a mesothelioma patient or his or her family wants to hear. It is doubtful that anyone with mesothelioma is happy.
But today is the start of a new year, and mesothelioma patients and their families can make the most of every day. In 2018, consider looking at “happy” another way and change the way you look at the new year.
Help others in the mesothelioma community by offering them insights from your experiences.
Always stay positive.
Praise your caregivers and let them know they are appreciated and valued.
Take Pleasure in the little things and look forward to whatever the next day may bring.
Your medical team members are your partners and advocates. Insist on the best care from them, and make sure they know what you want.
Just like looking at “happy” one letter at a time may help you change your perspective, take 2018 one day at a time and make the most of the new year.