We all want to live our best life, to get the most out of our time. However, that can be easier said than done.
Life can get in the way at times, from work to finances and everything in between. But what if you were told you had a life-limiting disease? What would you do differently?
I’m delighted to be joined this week by John Wall, who was diagnosed with stage four prostate cancer in 2017.
While he’s had to put up with it, his outlook on life is all about seizing the day.
As part of Palliative Care Week this week, John tells me about his experiences with palliative care. It can be scary to talk about, but for John it has helped him regain a quality of life he never imagined that he would get her back.
“Back then, palliative care was pain control for me… An appointment with a palliative care consultant changed everything. [They] found a drug that worked for me, still works for me, and gave me a quality of life I once thought was lost.”
We also talk about living life to the fullest and not caring about the little things, which is what John decided to do when he was diagnosed with cancer.
“To put it very simply, the day I was told I was going to die was the day I started living… You only get one chance at life, and that goes for all of us. Whether you are in good health or not, we get a life.”
We also discuss the role of genetics in coronary artery disease and the link between abdominal obesity and obesity.
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