Never underestimate the power of your soul. Your free will. Your strength. Something I've discovered over the past few years, is this ... learn to listen to what I like to call, your internal G.P.S. system. And, don't pose the question. "Why me?"
I fell into that trap at one point after my diagnosis. I was able to let go and understand that this thing, this life, is not ours to control. Sometimes you may say, "But, God, why am I going through this? I cannot take it anymore!" It is during these bleakest of times, that I haveforced myself to allow life to simply unfold. We are not being "tested" as some may think. Its just a simple fact of life. There will be peaks and valleys and we all must go through them. It is how we decide to react to these challenges. You'll gain knowledge and strength that you never knew you ever had before. Your life is not yours to "control."
I promise that, if you shift your thinking and grasp this concept, you'll be rewarded with many wonderful opportunities and gifts along the way. You will discover your real purpose in life if you listen. Then, you'll be able to look back and see just how far you've come. The pain and suffering will be distant memories.