Following the last post when I said that this came up in conversation at lunch and also following this picture on our Facebook and twitter getting a lot of agreement…we have decided to tackle this topic in our real life guide series….
What happens after cancer treatment ends? (assuming a good result) Life goes back to ‘normal’ right? maybe not….
A lot of people tell us that the end of treatment can feel like the end of a conveyor belt – you have been so busy with treatment and appointments and focussed on getting to that last treatment, what happens when you get there? Instead of relief , happiness and ‘normal’ there is quite often abandonment, fear and anything but normal!
In Shine we call this the ‘should be era’ You should be back to normal – you should be happy – you should be….etc etc We know what we ‘should be‘ but sometimes (quite often actually!) that is not reality.
And what happens if you don’t get good news following your treatment….what do people expect from you if you can’t say you are cured and ‘moving on’?
So we need your help….Share your experiences of what other people expected of you either during treatment or afterwards?
Have you had stupid comments, downright rudeness or have people completely ignored the fact that you are dealing with cancer?
What did you do about it? Smart comments, sulking, conversations? (or all of them!!)
By sharing your experiences, positive and negative, we hope to publish a ‘real life guide’ that shows that you are not along with these experiences…and gives you some pointers to cope well with this type of thing….
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