One of the issues I've really been struggling with this year is tackling the usual challenges of life with the added issues of the cancer aftermath. Since everyone loves a good war analogy when it comes to cancer, this one pretty much sums it up for me. Before I had cancer, I was fighting a war on a number of fronts. I had family challenges, was running a business and had two chronic pain conditions to manage. I was just about winning. Then a huge country declares war on you and you end up fighting on a new front. But this war is ugly. It takes everything you've got and throws a whole new concept of psychological warfare into the mix. You just about hold back this new, aggressive army and call a ceasefire. But, then you realise, you can't rest and rebuild, because the other wars are raging on. So now you have depleted resources, a damaged infrastructure and an uneasy awareness that your biggest enemy could attack at any time. It's a hostile new world. My advice? Can I get back to you on that one?