"I learned about myself that, like it or not, I can take more negative things happening to me than I ever thought possible. If you had told me that all this would have unfolded, you know, ten years ago, I would say, I am not having chemo, I am not having this. If I get cancer I am just going to jump off the Peace Bridge. What I found was by it being dealt to me hand by hand, card by card, I could play one card and then go on to the next, and then some of the cards were positive ones. I felt lots and lots of support from people."