The day before Thanksgiving 2021, I was diagnosed Cancer.
It shook me, as you can imagine.
Upon processing this – emotionally, mentally, physically – I took action, almost immediately.
I help people solve problems for a living.
Now, I had the biggest problem of my life intruding my body. My tongue, to be exact.
So, I dug in and researched.
I read five books in two weeks.
I changed my diet from already healthy to everything being natural foods, as I had learned that cancer primarily feeds off of sugar. I added several healthy foods, spices and supplements to that healthy diet.
The actual PET scan that was given to me weeks after my surgery is, in simple terms, this:
Step 1 – pour a solution filled with glucose into your body.
Step 2 – wait to see if it binds to any cancer cells.
Step 3 – wait.
I was CLEARED.
For now, I am cancer free.
I can’t control as much as I would like in this life, but I can control what goes on between my ears, what goes into my body, and how I choose to live every day.
Today, I’m reading again.
Today, it is not about cancer.
Today, it’s about the Experience Economy, a book that changed my life and drove me and my partners to start FiveFour.
For a short time after the surgery – my first ever – I learned what it’s like to live with chronic pain. That gave me a new empathy for people that live that way all the time.
It made me realize what a blessing my health has been.
Life is a beautiful thing.
My wish is for the experiences ahead to be breath taking, as I’m now acutely aware just how special those breaths are.