Every time someone dies from this disease, my heart breaks a little bit more. I saw this interview weeks after I was diagnosed myself. So many people gave me the "advice" to stay positive and keep up my great attitude. Hearing someone having gone through cancer and going through treatment again say, "Hey, it's okay if you feel lousy. You are not beholden to anyone to be cheery." I felt so much better. If I felt lousy one day, then it wasn't because I failed somehow. It was just because I was going through something shitty and deserved to be true to my emotions.
"You can be the worst bastard on the ward and you will not die at a greater rate than the other people. People will simply be gladder when you do."