First and foremost, your health is the priority here. Try not to stress out about taking time off work – a lot of your energy needs to go into getting better.
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.
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 to do it!
Your appearance can change dramatically while you are going through treatment. It can be a shock when you look in the mirror & see a version of you that you’re not used to – but don’t freak out! It can be a perfect excuse to experiment with all kinds of looks!
It’s like one day you’re just living your life in a haze of teenage emotions. Wandering the streets of your hometown aimlessly with your best friend. Getting caught up in adolescent arguments and then suddenly, you have a feeling that something is gonna change your life for good. Continue reading “A Frank Account of Teenage Cancer | Writing”