My favorite quote of all time is from Tolkien’s LOTR when frodo says
” I wish the ring had never come to me”
Then Gandalf says” so do all who live to see such times, but that is not for them to decide. All you can do is decide what to do with the time that is given to you”.
I lived by this when I was diagnosed and in the subsequent 10 years. I read LOTR and the Hobbit once a year. Always inspiring. He was brilliant.
Of course, I put in cancer for the ring…