and here I am.
I was diagnosed with both breast and ovarian cancer within 4 months of one another in 2019. Like you, I am a positive person by nature and also think I have a pretty good sense of humour. Those traits will carry you through your treatments, tests and appointments. It is also okay for you to have your moments of anxiety, being scared and feeling crappy. You are certainly starting out in a place of good health and fitness so that will also help your recovery.
Please be kind to yourself on the not so great days. You can do this.
Please also keep in mind that how you respond to what you are going through will change over time as, unfortunately, things become more familiar to you. I feel positive that if you started with a sense of humour, it will be there for you. Humour is a great coping mechanism. Everyone going through cancer could never have predicted exactly how they would respond to a cancer diagnosis. You just do what you need to do to get through it. Some do it with a lot of humour and others don't. You just do what works for you.
(weird - not sure why the @ tagging doesn't work!)
and here you are..........thank you for introducing yourself--there are lots of folks here to support you!
I cannot imagine a better place to come to this all from than as a healthy, strong, butt-kicker fitness chick! that will only serve you well in the months ahead
as for a little humour - gawd- that is the ONLY thing that got me thru some days! :)
I still wonder, a year later, if my lab results were really real??!! so I guess I am living in 'THAT' universe or galaxy --you are welcome to drop me a DM over there anytime....lets call if WTH Land, shall we???
happy easter to you & your family
you got this
@n.k if you want people to be able to tag you so that you know when someone is referring to you or talking to you then you will have to change your user name to something that has at least 3 letters. Maybe you could use the full name of your flower.
Talk about a whammy to your mind and to your strong body ….. You shall return to both, perhaps it will take a physical and emotional workout schedule written specifically for you as you recover. Good for you to catch this ‘unwanted guest’ sooner rather than later. We here are so supportive and caring---be we diagnosed ourselves, or a caregiver. Cancer sucks. Thank goodness you are blessed with a great sense of humour! I beat tongue cancer with radiation, and my friends were grateful that I kept my sense of humour. So was I.
Have you read “Anatomy of An Illness”, by Norman Cousins? He had a diagnosis of a neurological disease and was told it was fatal….Not So!! He watched Marx Brothers movies and read humorous books and was convinced that laughter played a role in his recovery; so was his Medical Team. Keep up your posting if you care to as we are interested in learning of, and supporting your progress.
Going forward, your “boot camp” is apt to include a discussion about the importance of routine screening, and won’t that be a blessing to your participants!
As with any new member, I’m really glad you’ve found this place, and hope it brings you the support that so many others have found here. If you have any questions or need any pointers about non-medical aspects of your treatment plan, someone here is sure to offer some helpful info.