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"?
So glad you are going home. I have only just seen you post, have not been on site for a while as not had the energy to really to anything. To heat appear to has sapped it. I am working from home 5 days a week 7am ish to 5pm. By 5 I just want log off and go sit in a bath full if ice lol.
My hospital called and they are now asking us to have covid swabs EVERY month before we can go to the chemo unit. Its very annoying and I think they have us by the short and curlies -no swab - no admittance.
I hope my reply find you relaxing at home and being spoiled.
Much love to you
Tomorrow is another day
That sounds so scary, I am glad you are home sending lots of love to you, hope you are feeling alright xxx
Judith nice cool weather and lots of rain
Little miss resilience jmp!!!!
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