You really need to ‘read the room’. Most people just want to be heard, not given advice. They want understanding and empathy, they may not want a positive spin on everything. Yet some might. They need their feelings and emotions validated. Yet there is no rule book on how to best do this with any given individual based on their needs in that specific moment in time.
Cancer has stripped me of my innocence. I miss the naive way I used to walk through the world. Knowing all too well that bad things existed, as I watched them unfold around me. I knew I wasn't immune, yet my innocence seemingly protected me from the possibility of them becoming my reality.
My hair, other than being my security blanket to hide my insecurities behind, was always one of my favourite features. It was thick, messy and wild at times. I loved it.
- When you're diagnosed with cancer, you have a choice. The choice to identify as the victim and wallow in the ‘why did this happen to me’, or you can allow yourself to feel that, but not remain in that state.