I'm getting used to daily life with my new self, both mentally and physically, and my energy level seems to be increasing day by day at the moment. Wanting to give an update for a long time, but I've prioritized otherwise; I'm very fond of the idea of me as a busy bee again. It's… Continue reading Ordinary life as an extraordinary uniboob
As the healing of my scar progress, I feel the process mirrored inside of me. To say that the last seven months have been the worst of my life is still an understatement. Just saying the words in my head feels shocking: "I had cancer". Essentially the same disease that killed my grandmother. In general… Continue reading Healing is more than scar tissue
Oh, the irony of finishing your chemotherapy breast cancer treatment just before the infamous Pinktober. I lost my left breast and everywhere I look there are perfectly round pink breasts! Truth is I've always felt weird about this way of promoting a disease seasonally, but now I come to understand more problematic features of this… Continue reading A bunch of issues with Pinktober that are all but pretty pink
Now a few weeks of *not* doing chemotherapy has passed and I've had some time to reflect on all that has been and still is. I still feel like I'm in some kind of honeymoon period, feeling mostly joy and ease even though I'm not thoroughly up to normal speed again. I still get the… Continue reading The uniboob mission – Raising awareness on the flat choice in Denmark
First thing, a few words of encouragement! Browsing through the profiles of the friends I've made on my cancer journey - after finishing chemotherapy myself - I most certainly see their situation in a new light. This is for all of you going through chemotherapy right now: Your situation right now sucks, but it'll be… Continue reading Is there life after surviving cancer?
Fuck yes! Yes, yes, yes. YEEEES!!!!!! I'm out of my mind happy and yet tired and weary. This is surreal and I actually don't think anyone who hasn't been in this situation can understand what it feels like. I've done the entire six series of chemotherapy prescribed to me in April. But now it's done.… Continue reading Chemo and me are breaking up – the passionate love-hate story has finally come to an end!
If you wonder what you can do for someone in my situation or in a similar one, here's my personal advice for you, gathered from experience and written down in gratitude. A close and dear friend of mine recently reminded me of the following paradigm; focusing on and enhancing the positive things in your… Continue reading The best do’s – and a big don’t – for friends of cancer/chemo patient