Lisa Mehler

Age: Adult
Association: Survivor
Region: New Jersey
Cancer: Breast
Written by Lisa Mehler

"I don’t take anything for granted anymore and I am so grateful to be alive!"

My cancer diagnosis felt like a whirlwind. My life changed drastically. I remember leaving the infusion clinic on my last day of chemo, tears were streaming down my face and I have never felt so grateful to be alive at that moment.  I like to focus on the positive things, though. Some relationships in my life have gotten stronger. I have recognized my own personal strength. I am more present now during my daily life. I don’t take anything for granted anymore and I am so grateful to be alive! My cancer diagnosis has helped me recognize my strengths, find my voice and be present in daily life. I realized that I was taking my health for granted! Positive mental attitude goes a long way! Above everything, remember to love yourself.