43 min

Cancer Warriors: Finding Strength in Community & Self-Care Recovery Matters! Podcast

    • Self-Improvement

Phil discusses his diagnosis of diffuse aggressive B-cell non-Hodgkin's lymphoma and his reflections on dealing with cancer for the second time, emphasizing his attempts to put affairs in order and contemplate the significance of life and the possibility of an afterlife. Jackie shares her story of being diagnosed with leukemia at 17, undergoing a bone marrow transplant, and facing various long-term side effects and subsequent cancer diagnoses. The conversation also explores their attitudes towards treatment decisions, the importance of self-care, and the support they've received from their community. Throughout, both exhibit a strong sense of resilience, focusing on living in the present, the therapeutic value of creating art, and the idea of legacy and impact on others.

00:00 A Heartfelt Conversation on Cancer and Resilience
02:32 The Second Battle: Doubts and Reflections
13:35 Navigating Treatment Choices and Embracing Uncertainty
18:52 Exploring Faith and Spirituality Through Cancer Recovery
22:06 Reflecting on Life's Challenges and the Journey of Recovery
22:19 Embracing Retirement and Passing the Torch
23:33 The Essence of Recovery and Self-Care
27:22 Personal Growth and Future Aspirations
34:41 The Healing Power of Community Support and Spirituality
38:37 Navigating the Side Effects of Treatment and Embracing Change

Phil discusses his diagnosis of diffuse aggressive B-cell non-Hodgkin's lymphoma and his reflections on dealing with cancer for the second time, emphasizing his attempts to put affairs in order and contemplate the significance of life and the possibility of an afterlife. Jackie shares her story of being diagnosed with leukemia at 17, undergoing a bone marrow transplant, and facing various long-term side effects and subsequent cancer diagnoses. The conversation also explores their attitudes towards treatment decisions, the importance of self-care, and the support they've received from their community. Throughout, both exhibit a strong sense of resilience, focusing on living in the present, the therapeutic value of creating art, and the idea of legacy and impact on others.

00:00 A Heartfelt Conversation on Cancer and Resilience
02:32 The Second Battle: Doubts and Reflections
13:35 Navigating Treatment Choices and Embracing Uncertainty
18:52 Exploring Faith and Spirituality Through Cancer Recovery
22:06 Reflecting on Life's Challenges and the Journey of Recovery
22:19 Embracing Retirement and Passing the Torch
23:33 The Essence of Recovery and Self-Care
27:22 Personal Growth and Future Aspirations
34:41 The Healing Power of Community Support and Spirituality
38:37 Navigating the Side Effects of Treatment and Embracing Change

43 min