BIRD'S-EYE VIEW - Definition: An overall or cursory look at something. Merriam-Webster: www.merriam-webster.com
You are now in the mist of running around to doctors appointments, tests, and labs at various different locations, to determine your course of treatment. The "Aunt Edna Stories" are rolling in (a reference from my book, EmbraceEmbarkEvolve); you are tired, overwhelmed, anxiety ridden, and stunned.
For the sake of yourself, family and friends; it's time to take a bird's-eye view of yourself. How are you coping? No really, take a good look at yourself, how are you responding to cancer and all of its glory? (Are you detecting a little sarcasm?) You have been so consumed with lining up doctors, attending appointments, and trying to protecting loved ones while delivering the news of your cancer diagnosis that you have not had a minute to digest the news yourself!
Those around you are also like seagulls flying over head; your family at the kitchen table, your coach from the sidelines, your business mentor at the conference table: admiring you handling all that cancer brings. Stop and give yourself a pat on the back, as you are doing a terrific job!