When I was diagnosed, on my return home, I had to get out into my garden. Just being outside in the fresh air, close to nature, the open sky above, helped me to regain my composure and start to come to terms with the devastating news of my cancer diagnosis. Throughout my treatment I would return there to commune with nature and enjoy its glory. My imperfect garden reminded me that all life is subject to ups and downs. Nature like cancer is not easy to comprehend. It just is.