"One lives with a terminal illness by taking each day as it comes. In the beginning, I would tell myself that I wasn't going to die that day, and that I wasn't going to die the next day or even the next week. After time, the days started to accrue. Slowly but surely, plans were made; goals were set.
And so I learned that dying is really about living.
It's about taking each day for what it is, piecing together something good in it, and moving on to the next day. It's about planning for the future, while simulatenously planning for a future without you. It's about understanding the limitations that being sick puts on you, accepting those constraints, and doing things anyway. It's about simplifying your day to day life to enjoy more time to do the things that bring you joy".