If being diagnosed with cancer has taught me one thing, it's patience. Wait to be diagnosed, wait for blood work, wait for chemo to infuse, and wait to recover.
I'm not a patient person but cancer doesn't leave you with any other options. After a week of chemo everyday, it takes me another full week of being in bed to recover. I get to live life one of every three weeks. I've come to accept this is my normal and I don't fight against it. It's frustrating, boring, and goes against my internal motivation but there is no other way. You have to allow your body to heal however it needs.
Patience is just one of the many lessons cancer has to teach. If I can take away patience from this experience and use it in other areas of life, I'll consider myself a good student.