life with an eating disorder AND cancer vs. life with cancer. i defeated my mental illness and now i’m working on my physical illness. you may think that living with cancer is difficult and you would be right. but in my opinion, it can be one of the most enlightening experiences if you have the right mindset. i don’t wake up everyday morning thinking “well here goes another shitty day with this shitty cancer”, i wake up thinking “today is going to be a good day because i am alive and i choose to be happy over the shitty things”. life is so precious when you spend it happy. you don’t have to be dying to start living.