“What strikes me most about recurrence right now is all the things I need to do and don’t need to do, and where my priorities lie. Like telling everyone what’s going on. Who do you tell, how do you tell them, and how much do you continue to tell them as things progress? It would be exhausting to tell all of my friends and family about every test or appointment, so prioritizing is a must, and it’s a part of self-care for me.
By the time this goes out on IHadCancer, my situation might have changed. I might have had more tests, received the results of the ones I’ve already had, been told exactly what the situation is and what’s going to happen next, or even begun treatment already. Thinking about the future is terrifying because it’s such a mystery. I can hardly bear to plan a couple of weeks in advance because I don’t know what state I’ll be in. But I am telling myself that whatever happens, I will plan some good things I can look forward to, like nights out or trips with friends or my partner. I think having things to look forward to is important, no matter how big or small.” New blog by @writersamr🖊 Link in bio. ❤️
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