I’m a 22 year-old who was diagnosed with Ewing’s sarcoma (a form of bone cancer) when I was 8.
I realised a while ago that the feelings I struggled with as a child and teenager would have been so much easier to deal with if I knew there were others like me, or even if I just knew these feelings were normal and understandable…
It’s taken until now for me to do something about it.
So here it is. This blog is where I’ll be sharing my feelings. Things I’ve done that have improved my mental health, things that reeeeally haven’t, things that I feel are important to talk about.
Because we need to talk about it.
Every part of surviving childhood cancer, that’s what I talk about. The good, the bad, and the ugly. I want other patients to know that they’re not alone, that their feelings are valid, that they aren’t being ungrateful by experiencing negative feelings about post-cancer life.
Everything I write about is from personal experience, I do some research into what I’m talking about, but I can’t promise that it’s correct for everyone, I’m just telling my story. Not to necessarily change the way people think, but to let others who think like me know they’re not alone.