I am proud to say I survived cancer. And now I embark on a journey to reconstruct my life. Much like breast reconstruction, it’s easier said than done. You don’t just live through a life episode like cancer and immediately return to normal. There is no more normal. Everything has been reset.
Throughout this year, I’ll be sharing my post-cancer journey with the goal of providing help and perspective to those of you who have or are traveling in my shoes, and to let you know you’re not alone. I’m not going to sugarcoat it—the journey is hard, but it also can be filled with joy and growth and so much satisfaction. I truly believe that change can be beautiful and that I have become a better person because of cancer.
I also hope my words will support those who care about someone with cancer and make their journeys a little easier, too. I’ve learned that supporting a cancer patient is sometimes harder than actually being the patient. I hope that in sharing my story, you will laugh, cry, feel connected and especially feel reassured that no matter where you are in your journey, you CAN do this!