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Sheryl M. Ness, R.N.Sheryl M. Ness
Sheryl Ness, R.N., O.C.N., is a nurse educator for the Cancer Education Program at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn. She helps inform patients, families and caregivers about services and resources to help them through the cancer journey.
She has a master's degree in nursing from Augsburg College. In addition, she is an assistant professor of oncology at the College of Medicine, Mayo Clinic, and is certified as a specialist in oncology nursing. Sheryl has worked for more than 20 years at Mayo Clinic as an educator. She has a keen interest in the importance of the quality of life and concerns of people living with cancer.
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Use a bucket list to help fulfill your dreams
By Sheryl M. Ness, R.N.
A few weeks ago, I wrote about terminal cancer and grief. Let's continue the discussion by talking about the idea of a bucket list. The term is based on the 2007 film "The Bucket List," featuring Jack Nicholson and Morgan Freeman as two terminally ill men who went off on an adventure to fulfill a list of things they wanted to do before they died.
It's important that we all create a list of the things we'd like to either experience or accomplish in our lives (terminal diagnosis or not). These are the things you've always wanted to do, but for some reason never did. It's a life experience list.
Create your own bucket list and make plans to fulfill them one at a time. Begin with simple items that might be fairly easy to accomplish, and move on to others that might take some time and support to accomplish. It might help to share your list with a close family member or friend. Talking about what you want to accomplish can help you begin to fulfill your dreams and give you a sense of pure joy and happiness.
As a cancer survivor, you may have changed your life priorities, goals and important items on a life experience list such as this. Please share your ideas about a bucket list. If you don't have a bucket list yet, this is your invitation to start one.blog index