I recently said to my son, "One thing I have to give myself credit for is that the entire time I had cancer, my personality never changed one whit. I never got temperamental, or started snapping at people, or acting as if I was under a huge amount of stress. Even when I was getting radiated, I acted just like I always have."
My son replied, "Yeah, but Dad, that's a real low bar. You're pretty much a neurotic, whiny asshole to begin with. You want to take credit for staying that way, great, go ahead."