As I travelled the cancer journey with my husband I first experienced the emotions of cancer. Being recently diagnosed with stage II breast cancer I am now traveling my own journey. The emotions of the caregiver and cancer survivor are similar for me but each a two sided coin. Not allowing my husband’s journey to overwhelm mine, well there is the key to my journey.
What? What does all this mean? Medical terms, your life is out of control and not your own anymore.
Accepting the fact that you or someone you care about has cancer. Becoming strong and moving forward.
Why is this happening?
Fear and Worry
How am I going to handle this financially? How am I going to handle this physically? How am I going to handle this alone?
Stress and Anxiety
Reliving all that happened before. My husband had a difficult time. Realizing that what I am going to experience is not the same, not as difficult, as what my husband experienced.
Sadness and Depression
Watching a loved one fade away. What will my journey be like? No energy and always tired. Not myself at all.
Did I cause my cancer? Cancer just happens.
As I tried to support my husband and now deal with different emotions.
Hey my dogs make me smile all the time. This peach tastes amazing! That dandelion flower is kind of pretty. Swimming with my friends makes me happy. I love the summer festivals! It looks like I am going to be okay after treatment!