“A mountain that had been growing within me for a few years was getting harder to ignore: Depression.”
It can be hard not to focus on how things haven’t turned out the way you had in mind. Most would agree that it is easy to list off the things you have missed out on or didn’t get to do because you got sick. But have you ever really thought about the positive things...
Not only was I a Spoonie, a Warrior, a Lupie; I am a Registered Nurse.
Young Adult cancer survivors Rebecca, Paola and Annmarie share their perspectives about scars, mental health, uncertainty and new perspectives after cancer.
In an instant, my mother’s role in my life went from maternal nurturer and protector to professional caregiver providing life support.
Shifting my focus to my son’s strengths and abilities has also freed me to embrace my own.
If you are sad, cry; if angry, shout; and if you are fearful, embrace it and move through it.
The scar has become a part of me, a metaphorical tattoo that reminds me of my strength and the endless possibilities that life has to offer.
This year, no matter what you’re dealing with, try look at the glass as half full rather than half empty. It’ll help you become more positive and positivity is always a good thing.
After the initial shock passed over, I started to get worried and freaked out a little. I mean, it’s a NEW HEART! That’s kind of a big deal…