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
Chemo and me are breaking up – the passionate love-hate story has finally come to an end!
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!
The best do’s – and a big don’t – for friends of cancer/chemo patient
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
Take control! After all this life is yours to enjoy
Remember you are in charge of your life. Distressing events finding it's way to your life path doesn't automatically equivalent you being a victim. You have the ability to instruct yourself that just because a specific mechanism apply to many others in a certain situation, it doesn’t have to be true in regards to you.… Continue reading Take control! After all this life is yours to enjoy
Do you feel lucky, punk?
For anyone dealing with a crisis like this, you need to look at strategies to minimize the fear. Because it's such a great blow to the life you're living, it's crucial that you actively don't get sucked in the vortex of fear and despair. I have met so many amazing people online that send out… Continue reading Do you feel lucky, punk?
Dealing with ordeal in an orderly manner
My life companion, best friend and partner in crime has been the best support I could ever imagine at these crazy times. Not only does he know me like nobody else, but he's also the most loyal and compassionate person I know. So the other day we went for a chemo café trip; to plan… Continue reading Dealing with ordeal in an orderly manner