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Beginner's Mind - Not Knowing It All When Living With Leukemia

Posted on April 09, 2019



"The complexities of this disease make me want to read everyone's comments as I learn more and more. The truth is I know enough not to realize how very little I know."
- Member of MyLeukemiaTeam

Living with cancer can be difficult and even a burden, but also an opportunity to rid yourself of what you think you know. Have you heard the saying, "People don't get it until they get it"?
That is so true about leukemia.

"The more I learn about leukemia, the more I realize that it's not my fault."
-Member of MyLeukemiaTeam

A leukemia diagnosis forces us to drop our negative assumptions about life with cancer. Members on MyLeukemiaTeam gain perspective from other members' experiences to become better informed about what it's really like to live with leukemia.

What negative assumptions have you let go of about leukemia? Tell us about it in the comments below or directly on MyLeukemiaTeam.com.

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