Feeling Alone

Although there seems to be a lot of people around at times like this, it is easy to feel isolated as very few people will know how you are really feeling. Relatives & friends will inevitably worry about you. Because you’re not looking like your usual self, they may not believe you when you say you’reContinue reading “Feeling Alone”

The Overwhelming ‘Big C’

Not only does cancer affect your health, it affects your whole way of life. It is overwhelming at first – health worries, financial worries, ‘what will the rest of my life be like’ worries! There’s so much information to take in & everything seems to be thrown into madness mode. Don’t panic. There are lotsContinue reading “The Overwhelming ‘Big C’”

Changes in your Appearance

Your appearance can change dramatically while you are going through treatment. It can be a shock when you look in the mirror & see a version of you that you’re not used to – but it can be a perfect excuse to experiment with all kinds of looks! The most obvious effect of chemotherapy isContinue reading “Changes in your Appearance”

Dealing with Anxiety During Cancer Treatment

It’s natural to be anxious when your world is suddenly shaken up by a cancer diagnosis and your future looks uncertain. To calm anxiety upon diagnosis: While there is usually SO much information to take in at first, it is worth writing down as much as you can remember from the first meeting. Keep aContinue reading “Dealing with Anxiety During Cancer Treatment”

Eating On Chemo

One of my main difficulties in hospital was eating. I absolutely LOVE food but when my chemo started, anything even remotely edible seemed like my worst enemy. This was because of two reasons: 1) Most of the time, I felt sick & the thought of eating made me want to puke… 2) …and if IContinue reading “Eating On Chemo”