Finding Great Support After a Cancer Diagnosis

Originally posted on After Twenty Years:

Mutual support shown by friends with their hands togetherI wrote recently about some of the practical lessons that I found myself having to learn rather quickly in dealing with two separate diagnoses of early stage breast cancer. One of those practical life lessons was what a difference it can make when you’re not afraid to reach out for the help and support that you need.

Maybe it’s our culture, maybe it’s an innate tendency for some of us, or maybe it’s a bit of both, but I think we’re often more inclined to try to “work things out” on our own instead of asking for help. I know this is my natural inclination. But sometimes this can be a much harder way to go.

Along with this, and perhaps reinforcing this perspective, is a tendency to think that we’re alone in what we’re experiencing even though the reality is often quite the opposite. I remember the strange, scary…

View original 956 more words

During this final season of my life, I am going on a journey to define "ME." Opening up and going outside of my comfort zone to redefine my life. Exploring and pursuing new interests that will lead to personal happiness, serenity, and tranquility. In undertaking this mission, overcoming the FEAR of starting this new venture as a blogger will be my greatest challenge. Fear has played a large role in my life, but I overcame the FEAR of breast cancer, chronic pain associated with Rheumatoid Arthritis and Fibromyalgia, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, and Sleep Apnea. My new mantra: FEAR has two meanings: "(1) Forget Everything And Run, or (2) Face Everything and Rise. The Choice is Mine." Blogging here I come ready or not!!!

Posted in Uncategorized

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Heirloom

this is a conscious party

Book Reviews 1966

If you are not reading, you are not learning

Cher Shares

Hosting a NO AWARDS BLOG - Your visits are my Rewards!

Toward the within...

life, transitions & fibromyalgia

cronechronicler

Sometimes everything has to be inscribed across the heavens so you can find the one line already written inside you. David Whyte

caseylove's

Photography, art, self expression

SeasonedSistah2

Today is Better Than Yesterday

anotheronewiththecancer

Yes I am the Cancer Curmudgeon

Kentucky Mountain Girl News

Living one wheel revolution at a time.

yadadarcyyada

Vague Meanderings of the Broke and Obscure

imanikingblog

Life...Love and Laughter

Dana L. Daggett

Sharing life, one post at a time........

rectalcancermyass

Living a full & healthy life after a cancer diagnosis!

WordPress.com News

The latest news on WordPress.com and the WordPress community.

Ask Emma J.

Advice, Laughs and Lessons in Life from Your Favorite Therapist

Angela's Accurate Administrative Services' Blog

Virtual Assistant Know-Hows, randomness, and much, much MORE! Please feel free to share your email address to receive future blog postings and special discounts on my services. As well, please leave a public comment at the bottom of the blog. I look forward to your response!

After Twenty Years

A breast cancer survivor & advocate--diagnosed more than 20 years ago--shares her story and follows progress in cancer research, treatment and prevention

Kaleem's Korner

Building Bridges. Empowering Lives. Living with Purpose.

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 493 other followers

%d bloggers like this: