I have been a regular poster on breastcancer.org for over 2 years and this is my first time to start a topic.
It seems that on a lot of threads lately, the original question gets sidelined by the discussion of attitude. So I thought maybe if we had a place to discuss that specific issue, it would alieve that problem. Plus I would like to hear everyone else's insight as to attitude.
So I'll go first:
I absolutely hate it when people tell me I've done so well since diagnosis because of my positive attitude. Then they follow it up with random percentage comments: "A positive attutide is half the battle." Or "90% of the battle is your positive attitude"
I really want to hurt these people. lol The truth is, I DO have a positive attitude. I always have and I always will. I don't behave this way because I think it will cure my disease; I just don't see how being grouchy or woe is me will help anything. That's just drama that sucks energy.
I do have hope for myself and others. And I say that as a realist, not as a Pollyanna rah rah cheerleader type. I feel bad for those who are doom and gloomers. If you have no hope, you might as well have lost the battle already.
We're here now, make the best of it. That goes for everyone on this site from Stage 0's to Stage 4's.
Wow, did I ever ramble or what! I guess not starting a topic for the last 2.5 years built up! lol I hope this all makes sense and I didn't step on anyone's toes.