When I was first diagnosed with Cancer the doctors asked me a series of questions to try to determine what type of cancer I had. The questions they asked were as follows: Did I ever live in certain areas, Did I ever work in jobs where certain chemicals were used, Was I ever exposed to certain toxins, or Did I ever travel to certain areas. Also, during the time that they were trying to determine the type of cancer I had they tested me for HIV, and asked for a complete medical family history. Once they concluded all their tests and questions, they were finally able to determine the type of cancer I had. Of course, I wanted to know why I got cancer. As humans, we are curious beings that want to know the essence of how and why things work or happen. I am not different; I was curious and wanted to get an absolute answer of what I did or didn’t do that caused for me to have cancer. Therefore, after they knew the type of cancer I had I decided to ask the doctors if they knew why I got the type of cancer. Unfortunately, they told me that they were not sure because I didn’t meet the criteria that most patients do who have had this type of cancer. Well, this was disappointing, to say the least. I still didn’t know the how or the why.
As time has passed, I learned that we will not always get to find out the how or why of something. We just have to accept the fact that there are things beyond our control and move forward. We must try to live life to the fullest and enjoy each moment. Hopefully, someday soon the medical experts will figure out why people get terminal illnesses and find a permanent solution to completely eradicate those terminal illnesses from existence. Until then all we can do is try to be happy and enjoy each moment with faith and trust in God.