I'm curious to know if anyone else experiences this? Many people tell me that cancer must have changed the way I see life. The usual comment is, "You must really feel lucky. It really must change your perspective on everything". I know that they are implying that I must feel really fortunate and I don't "sweat the small stuff" anymore. There are many days I do feel this. I am so lucky to be here today!
Yet there are also days where I want to reply, " Yes, cancer has changed me; for the worst. I don't have my old body, I struggle to walk, I live with the fear of it coming back, the 3 monthly check ups are horrible, I can't have children, I am disbaled. No, I don't feel lucky."
I know that is not what they want to hear and it would make them uncomfortable, so I tell them I'm great and yes I am a different person. Why do I sometimes lie to make them feel better?
Cancer Council NSW would like to acknowledge the traditional custodians of the land on which we live and work.We would also like to pay respect to elders past and present and extend that respect to all other Aboriginal people.