I wondered if ladies might like a thread for a 'thought of the day' as something that has helped or is helping them through this journey.
It just occurred to me this morning in respect of the fear that comes along with being diagnosed with breast cancer and other people who haven't had it, but seem to think it's so easy ;) of something that I wish I had said to these people
When I was first diagnosed, I had a couple of close friends who had absolutely no understanding of the mental impact and said "oh such and such had that and they were fine" type thing. My worry about it and any need for support was forgotten as soon as they had said it!
So, my thought of the day for people who have no understanding:
"Imagine you are stood on a cliff edge in a gale. There is a 50% chance that a huge gust of wind will blow you over the cliff edge into the stormy sea below. How would you feel stood there?"
I think looking back, that this what I felt when diagnosed - the not knowing whether it would be ok or not and being told 'so and so was fine, blah, blah' was to me extremely annoying. But at the same time for someone who hasn't had cancer will try to come out with platitudes and can never really understand even if they want to- so this analogy would perhaps have helped them understand the fear that comes with being told you have cancer.
Anyone else have any 'thought for the day"?
Morning Judith / jmp
Worrying is a bit of an understatement - Pleased to read you have got an escape plan in progress and you presumably had a negative Covid test ?
and we seem to have gained a Superhero.....
Enjoy that breakfast JMP
Hugs, G n' J
Oh Judith jmp - what a sad post to read, but brightened at the end to see that you are going home.
And like Dreamthief says - hopefully Covid free?
Thinking of you and take care of yourself
Oh! jmp / Judith
how worrying thank goodness you are resilient and hopefully on your way home with a Covid free result .
look after yourself
how scary . best wishes , take care
Oh Judith/jmp, a very scary time, hope you’re truly on the mend and Covid free?
sending hugs xxx
HI jmp / Little Miss Resilience,
Pleased to hear that you are able to escape hotel nhs today . What a journey you are having. Take care and rest as much as possible-hospitals are definitely not the most restful places. But seem to have sorted things for you, which is brilliant.Much love and gentle hugs Kwissy
Back to fairly normal from one of life’s little challenges, I returned home in a “fast ambulance “ yesterday afternoon with scenic views of a packed Brighton Beach en route home !
Thank you everyone for all your good wishes !! The hospital is very conscious of Covid-19 and keeping to Green/ Amber/ Red awards. All inpatient are swabbed. All staff whatever level wear a level of PPE protection appropriate for their role.
Visitors book in times, to avoid high numbers of people in concentrated space areas, and are required to wash hands, wear paper masks ( and disposable aprons if required). I was in a Green Ward. Judith xxx
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