Post by Blog Manager Robbi Hess
How many times a day does someone pose the question, "How are you?" I've been asked that countless times and even in the midst of recovering from breast cancer surgery and treatment, I'd typically answer, "Great. You?"
If a family member or close friend would ask me that, I'd answer honestly. If I am out in public and the question is asked by a cashier, believe me they don't truly want to know how you are. They're making small talk and you shouldn't feel free to unload your personal issues on this individual -- true story that I have heard that numerous times.
Don't go thinking I am Miss Merry Sunshine, I'm not. I have bad days. I have worse days and I have days when I am so thrilled to simply be alive and thriving. What I have discovered as a two-year breast cancer thriver is that you need to embrace every moment and try to look for the good even in the face of the bad.