Oh my goodness. This article is a must read for anyone trying to deal with the emotional aftermath of a cancer diagnosis after the busy business of treatment dies down and you're trying to work out what to do next.
I know I have posted links to a few articles and things, but if you're only going to try one, this is the one to read.
It's a bit long but the author is an experienced cancer counsellor and he really understands what we are going through and this article normalises it to a large extent. I think it's incredibly reassuring to see that there is a logical progression through all this to a 'new normal'.
I’d also recommend as a book The Cancer Survivor’s Companion but Dr Frances Goodhart and Lucy Heart.
It gives a lot of practical ways to cope with your feelings after cancer, whether it’s a day or years since treatments ended. It covers all the emotions, intimacy, relationships, body image, sleep, relaxing and fatigue.
What a fantatstic find! Definatly worth a read for anyone trying to deal with the emotional aftermath of cancer.
Thankyou for this :))
I am struggling a bit with all this at the moment and this article ( and all you lovely ladies) have really given me good advice. It all seems so clear but sometimes we struggle to see it!!
So glad you have found this helpful too - I keep coming back to re-read it when I have a dip.