I understand that a diagnosis of cancer is like a slap in the face. Then the carpet gets pulled out from under your feet. A roller coaster appears and you’re thrown up, down, and around so you have no sense of direction anymore. When the roller coaster stops, you find yourself in a swamp with no clear path to follow.
I’ve experienced all this and heard others say the same: it’s a nightmare.
What saved me was my support system. My husband, family, and friends came to my rescue and coached me along until I found the road to recovery.
If you know someone who is facing a cancer diagnosis, please be kind to them. The act of love and friendship may just save their life.