Thursday, March 18, 2010

Happy 1 Year Anniversary!!!

Today (March 18, 2010) marks the 1 year anniversary of me being NED (No Evidence of Disease). It was a year ago exactly that I had surgery on my left thigh, removing what remained of my tumor (having already gone through both chemo and radiation.) So I am now 1 year NED! Yeah!

To help celebrate this first milestone, I’m doing a little happy NED dance here at home (with the curtains closed) while listening to some of my favorite “feel good” songs. These songs were really encouraging for both me and Holly as we both battled cancer during 2008 and 2009.

So, with great fanfare, I offer to you my top 3 most encouraging songs:

Nickelback: If Today Was Your Last Day

Another great Nickelback song that really gets you thinking.



My favorite lyrics from this song include:
My best friend gave me the best advice
He said each day's a gift and not a given right
Leave no stone unturned, leave your fears behind
And try to take the path less traveled by
That first step you take is the longest stride

If today was your last day
and tomorrow was too late
Could you say goodbye to yesterday?
Would you live each moment like your last?
Leave old pictures in the past?
Donate every dime you have?
If today was your last day

Against the grain should be a way of life
What's worth the prize is always worth the fight
Every second counts 'cause there's no second try
So live like you'll never live it twice
Don't take the free ride in your own life

If today was your last day
and tomorrow was too late
Could you say goodbye to yesterday?
Would you live each moment like your last?
Leave old pictures in the past?
Donate every dime you have?
Would you call old friends you never see?
Reminisce old memories?
Would you forgive your enemies?


So do whatever it takes
'Cause you can't rewind a moment in this life
Let nothin' stand in your way
Cause the hands of time are never on your side

New Radicals: You Get What You Give

Though I can’t say that I like (or even understand) everything about this song, it is definitely a very popular, fun, and uplifting song. The guy who sings it has a great haircut too. :)



My favorite lyrics from this song include:

But when the night is falling
You cannot find the light, light
You feel your dreams are dying
Hold tight

You've got the music in you
Don't let go
You've got the music in you
One dance left
This world is gonna pull through
Don't give up
You've got a reason to live
Can't forget
We only get what we give


But when the night is falling
You cannot find a friend, friend
You feel your tree is breaking
Just bend

You've got the music in you
Don't let go
You've got the music in you
One dance left
This world is gonna pull through
Don't give up
You've got a reason to live
Can't forget
We only get what we give

This whole damn world can fall apart
You'll be ok, follow your heart
You're in harm’s way, I'm right behind
Now say you're mine

You've got the music in you
Don't let go
You've got the music in you
One dance left
This world is gonna pull through
Don't give up
You've got a reason to live
Can't forget
We only get what we give
Don't let go
I feel the music in you

Fly high
What’s real can’t die
You only get what you give
You’re gonna get what you give [not in video version]
Just don’t be afraid to leave [not in video version]
Kris Allen: Live Like We’re Dying

This song actually came out after my treatment was complete, but it’s still a great song with powerful lyrics.



My favorite lyrics from this song include:

Sometimes we fall down, can't get back up
We're hiding behind skin that's too tough
How come we don't say I love you enough?
Till it's too late, it's not too late

Our hearts are hungry for a food that won't come
And we could make a feast from these crumbs
And we're all staring down the barrel of a gun
So if your life flashed before you,
What would you wish you would've done?

Yeah, we gotta start
Looking at the hands of the time we've been given
If this is all we got and then we gotta start thinkin’
If every second counts on a clock that's tickin’
Gotta live like we're dying

We only got 86,400 seconds in a day to
Turn it all around or to throw it all away
We gotta tell them that we love them
While we got the chance to say
Gotta live like we're dying

And if your plane fell out of the skies
Who would you call with your last goodbye?
Should be so careful who we left out of our lives
For when we long for absolution,
There'll be one on the line

Yeah, we gotta start
Looking at the hands of the time we've been given here
If this is all we got and then we gotta start thinkin’
If every second counts on a clock that's tickin’
Gotta live like we're dying

We only got 86,400 seconds in a day to
Turn it all around or to throw it all away
We gotta tell them that we love them
While we got the chance to say
Gotta live like we're dying



You never know a good thing till it's gone
You never see a crash till it's head on
Why do we think we're right when we're dead wrong?
You never know a good thing till it's gone

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