Some how or other, you received the diagnosis and it was a gut shot. More times than not, it just came out of left field and without warning. At least, that is what happened to me.

Once the cat is out of the bag, there is nothing that will put it back in. You have two major choices, try to pretend that this is wrong and go about your life as you have or do whhat you can to bring about recovery. You have to work thru acceptance.

A dear friend told me years ago that acceptance is looking at something for just exactly what it is, not what I want or hope it, just exactly what it is. Now what can I do about this.

You can either crawl in a hole and wish for it to go away or get active and start working toward survival. If you are like most of us, it will probably be a combination of the two. That is what happened to me, on some days I would hope that I had not heard those words ‘stage IV lung cancer’ and on others I would spend all day researching and reading about how to kick its ass.

So, I am finally, 6 months later, at a place that I am ready to start busting my ass to get into recovery and bust out the survival statistics that are published about lung cancer. I will be exploring some of the solutions that I have found (flax seed, smooties, coffee enemas (not) and other things that may or not work.

If you are ready, we can take this journey together and, hopefully, explore the road to revovery together. As an alcoholic, my primary purpose is to stay sober and help other alcholics stay sober. As a recovering cancer patient, my primary purpose is to stay healthy and help other patients stay healthy.

So, come on along this road with me and we will see what we can do to bust out the stats for recovery.