A very good read:
I can't tell you how accurately this article communicates Life after Cancer...I've learned that CANCER is just part of me and have experienced this after interferon 5 years ago. I was blessed with 5 beautiful years and a lot in between but one thing is true. I'M forever changed. As I go into TIL (fingers crossed all my tests include me in this trial). I think I have a need to post this because I know I will need help with this after TIL and really for the rest of my life and while YES, I want and WILL celebrate, I want to let others know and people who deal with people in their lives with cancer and other illnesses that it's not just something you get and it's OVER....It's a lifeline journey once it hits....I am optimistic about my future, the way I go about it is just much more aware. Many people I know having the stage 1 and 2 diagnosis feel this same way and often times misunderstood and it's nice to know how the help then and just recognize that it is real.
It's not that you aren't excited or are being pessimistic...It's just that with this journey you are forever changed and need to learn how to include happiness in your life with CANCER and not fight it.