Posted in Cancer, positive thinking, surviving cancer

Janis Ollson

“I have no problem getting around. If I need to, I’ll crawl (up stairs) or scooch like a kid,” she said. “I don’t want people to think ‘we can’t invite the Ollsons because they can’t get in here with a wheelchair.’ I want to live life to its fullest,” she said.
What an inspiration Janis Ollson is. She has had her body cut in half to remove a tumour they originally didn’t notice because she was pregnant. The surgery is ground breaking but this lady has such a  great attitude and we could all learn form her. I have a family member who had radical surgery for a type of bowel cancer. She approached it with her cold , hard headed manner and got all the facts and information and then decided drastic surgery was her best bet. That was 10 years ago. Like Janis she has lived and lived well because she refused to give into her “fate”.  Positive , optimistic, realistic people encourage doctors and researchers to get even better at what they are doing. Janis is already working out how to manage her new life and new condition and is just doing it in a very optimistic, well balanced, practical manner. It is people like that that show us all we can make a good life for ourselves no matter what. Our body is just the housing for our spirit!


Retired Adelaide based professional. Lived here most of my life. I have been a teacher of French, English and German since 1974 and value the capacity of the classroom, wherever that might be, to write on the lives of others.

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