It’s hard enough living with cancer, but when daylight savings time goes away and the thermometer gets shorter, mood shifts add to the stress of dealing with this disease and all the changes it brings to our lives.
I miss the longer days already. I miss the warm sun. I need my daylight because it makes a difference in how I face the day.
Patients and caregivers have expressed how important sunshine and blue skies impact their days too. They have treatments, doctor appointments and procedures, but when the day is pleasant, there is just something better about facing all that cancer demands. And who wants to walk into a treatment center in the daytime and walk out the door only to greet headlights, street lights and night time driving?
There’s just something about sunshine that keeps the spirit in a good place. It’s a good combination in cancer world.