Esther Mauzy can teach us all a thing or two about how to become a Healthy Survivor.
A Healthy Survivor (1) gets good care and (2) lives as fully as possible.
For patients with a poor prognosis, this means embracing today and not worrying about tomorrow. For patients with physical challenges, it means doing what you can to minimize the pain and limitations and then adjusting to your body the way it is.
A fabulous short article in the 11/14/10 OC Register entitled "At 105, She'd Like to Land Another Husband," profiles Esther Mauzy of San Clemente.
"Asked about the way people live today vs. when she was a child, Mauzy said, 'Everything is different.' Asked which is better, today or a century ago, she said, 'I love life, wherever I am.'"