Fighting cancer can feel like an isolating experience. With the seemingly endless number of medical appointments, treatments, medications, and side effects, you may feel alone during your journey. However, the reality is that cancer does not affect just you. It affects others in your life.
As cancer affects you, it affects your loved ones as well. They experience results of the disease right along with you. As you physically go through surgery, treatments, and recovery, your loved ones emotionally go along with you. They have to navigate uncertain times and be challenged right along with you. Your loved ones will experience sadness, depression, anger, joy, optimism, calm, and other emotions just as you will.
Look to your loved ones for support and guidance. Relying on each other will be one of the biggest resources during your journey. If you are going through cancer alone, rely on your doctors, nurses, and medical staff. They are involved in your journey, care about you, and will be there when you need them. Additionally, find a support group with patients who have/had your same type of cancer. They will understand what you are going through, know how to fill your needs better, and more easily bond with you through your shared experience.
If you or someone you know is fighting cancer, contact Chix 4 a Cause. Learn more about our Gifts of Love program at chix4acause.org today.