How to Stay Positive When You’re Going Through Cancer Treatment

When you’ve been diagnosed with cancer, your whole world feels like it’s been flipped on its head. Your priorities have suddenly changed, all your plans are up in the air and you feel like you don’t know your left from your right. I was diagnosed with cancer at 14 and people used to ask me … More How to Stay Positive When You’re Going Through Cancer Treatment

Looking Ahead

While you’re in hospital, the same four walls can be very, very boring. Sometimes, it’s nice to make future plans & give yourself something to look forward to – they don’t have to be big or extravagant, just organising a get-together with friends can give you a focus. Or if you’re too tired, ask someone else if … More Looking Ahead

Feeling Alone

Although there seems to be a lot of people around at times like this, it is easy to feel isolated as very few people will know how you are really feeling. Relatives & friends will inevitably worry about you. Because you’re not looking like your usual self, they may not believe you when you say you’re … More Feeling Alone

Education and Work

First and foremost, your health is the priority here. Try not to stress out about taking time off work, school or college – a lot of your energy needs to go into getting better. If you’re still studying, there will be time to catch up on your work at a later date. Sometimes, people are … More Education and Work

Eating On Chemo

One of my main difficulties in hospital was eating. I absolutely LOVE food but when my chemo started, anything even remotely edible seemed like my worst enemy. This was because of two reasons: 1) Most of the time, I felt sick & the thought of eating made me want to puke… 2) …and if I … More Eating On Chemo