It never fails. Each time I speak to Tanya and ask the question, "How are you feeling?" I can expect the same reply, "I'm doing better!" or "I'm doing ok." She never says, "I feel lousy today" or "I'm in alot of pain." It's a long standing unspoken tradition in our family to keep the proverbial stiff upper lip when going through illness, a bad time etc. And, Tanya has perfected it. So, she is trying to focus on each day as it comes. My mother has really been there for her as she has alot of experience with bad health. She knows it inside and out and back again.
So, instead of 'grinning and bearing it and wishing away the pain", Tanya said she is going to make a conscious effort to recoup and experience each moment as it happens. Thanks to all her friends and concerned co-workers.