Cancer robs you of wholeness. People who have received the blessing of living with cancer, instead of being killed by the disease look for snippets of time that remind you of what you used to be before your body began being broken by cancer. I have isolated one of those snippets in a form in which it can be recreated on a whim, when the weather is like it is today.
Get into your car, roll down all four windows, open the sunroof and get out on the highway. Go really fast. Turn on the music that you listened to during the time of your life when you were at your worst as a human being. Put it in the breeze, and soak it in. You will regret some — or many — of the memories that will bubble up, but you will be grinning like a jackass eating briars before you know it.
If you have things like this that help you as you live with cancer, please get in touch.