A survivor recently described cancer treatment to me as “walking through a maze blindfolded, with someone holding both your hands. When it ends they open a door and there’s just a wide open field. You have no idea which way to go.”
Treatment’s tough, but typically you know exactly when to show up and who’s going to take care of you. There’s comfort and safety in that.
Then there’s survivorship. Suddenly no one’s around, and you realize that no one gave you a map.
But beyond that fear there’s the kernel of a blessing. Survivorship holds wonderful opportunities to become empowered.
Click here to find out more in my guest post for the Five to Thrive survivor community.
Now it’s your turn. Tell me below:
- Did you find yourself scared when cancer treatment ended? What was the scariest part?
- What helped you conquer your fear?
- What do you wish was available to everyone at the end of cancer treatment, that would help them be less scared?
Keywords: cancer survivors, cancer treatment, healing from cancer, personal growth, wellness after cancer
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