Mignon has said everything that I could say. I have found the 'after treatment' stage really hard. I was very depressed for a long time, I didn't want to go out and was extremely tired. I found counseling and anti-depressants a great help. I finished active treatment 16 months ago and am finally accepting that I will not be the same as I was. I ache in my joints from the tablets I have to take for the next 4 years and they do limit my ability for physical activity quite a bit. It is only in the last few weeks that I am energetic and positive enough to feel that I am engaging in life again.
All I can say is that it takes a long time, much longer than I though it would.
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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.