After my cancer treatment ended last summer, I felt lost. I was still struggling with horrendous side effects and cumulative radiotherapy effects for a month or so. But I was also struggling mentally, even with my own regular private therapy sessions.
Moving from the bubble that is cancer treatment, and all it entails, back into the ’real’ world was so difficult. But the head and neck cancer team at the Western General were amazing and at an invaluable ’wellbeing’ appointment at the Maggie’s Centre, I was given this document.
It helped me SO much. After mentioning it on Twitter, a lot of people asked for it, so I hope that by sharing it here, people can download it.
One thing I learned more than anything following my cancer treatment was to ask for help and understanding from everyone around you. People will think ’everything is fine’, so just explain to them it’s not.