I don't see myself as a "cancer survivor".
Cancer is something I had. (stage 3 breast cancer - mastectomy, chemo, radio)
What a terrible time in my life. But it's over/done/dusted. If it comes back, I'll deal
with that when/if it happens.
I took myself on a 2 month, solo journey down the Murray River in a little camper/
floating houseboat - to take back control of my life and re-gain my power.
Best thing I could have done. I re-learned how strong/capable I was.
I spent my time during chemo/radio researching and planning my big river trip.
It gave me a great focus and a goal to work towards.
When the time came to go - I was terrified. But I DID IT!!!! 2000kms down to
the ocean - with no-one to rely on but me.
I am a confident and powerful person again.
Thank you for your post @smithmoir, what an inspirational experience you have shared with us!
I do hope that you will visit us here often to share your experiences and help support others through similar journeys