I cannot believe that I have not published a blog post in over seven months! That is just proof that my life is crazy and time is going by so fast!
- Finished Herceptin infusions
- Got my port removed
- Went to San Francisco and attended the Young Survival Coalition Summit which was amazing!
- Planning a trip to Portugal this summer
- Started physical therapy
I thought I would give a quick update on what life has been like after treatment. Most people think that since you are “done,” your life just goes back to normal. That couldn’t be far from the truth. It is so hard to get back into my routine and not worry about cancer. I worry daily that it will come back and I’ll have to fight again. It’s so crazy how much my mind is consumed of cancer. A cough, runny nose, muscle knot or headache makes me instantly think cancer. How bad is that?!
I’ve never had anxiety in my life and I’ve had a lot of it after treatment. I seem to worry about everything, but I’ve tried to incorporate some mindfulness in my day. I’ve found the following tricks to help:
- Practicing Yoga
- Eating healthier
- Thinking positively
- Staying busy
- Finding a new hobby
- Planning new trips (since that always puts me in a good mood!)
- Talking to a social worker
The emotional battle seems to be very challenging since the mind can play tricks on you. Every ache and pain I think it’s cancer. I need to keep reminding myself that I’m healthy and I cannot worry about everything. It’s much harder than you think! I’m trying my best to live in the moment.
What are some tips that have helped you? I can feel myself getting stronger every day which makes me so happy! And this hair growth!