How I deal with intrusive thoughts about childhood cancer treatment

PTSD. post traumatic stress disorder. This is another diagnosis I have as a result of childhood cancer. It makes a lot of sense really, just from looking at the wording of it, as cancer treatment comes with unholy amounts of trauma and stress. A symptom / result of PTSD is having intrusive thoughts. Throughout my … Continue reading How I deal with intrusive thoughts about childhood cancer treatment

Positivity and sadness can co-exist

we are complex creatures "How would your friends describe you in 5 words?" Ah, the classic interview question. My top answer is always 'positive!', usually followed by 'optimistic!!'. Gotta get to five somehow, right? Lols And yet, I have a great deal of sadness in my day-to-day life. Treatment memories make me sad, my leg, … Continue reading Positivity and sadness can co-exist

Why I’m boycotting the Cancer Survivor title

noun: survivor; 'a person who survives, especially a person remaining alive after an event in which others have died' Yup, that's me. So why am I boycotting the 'cancer survivor' title? It comes down to two problems. 1 - It insinuates that other people weren't strong enough to survive, as if it were a choice or … Continue reading Why I’m boycotting the Cancer Survivor title