Sometimes its difficult to understand or put into words how we feel about cancer and our reaction or thoughts when we find out a friend has been diagnosed with cancer. A friend of Chemotherapy Headwear kindly put her pen to paper to share how she feels. Maybe you feel the same, maybe you feel differently - what's important though, is that we talk about it:
"Even though the statistics say 1 in 3 people will get cancer, I feel it’s still a massive taboo subject to discuss for a lot of people outside of closed doors. I’ve had friends that have been diagnosed with cancer, and survived, and I’ve known family friends that have died.
The incredible thing is that every person I’ve known that’s been diagnosed has been so positive and inspiring.
I don’t know one person that has been depressed or down, instead they are ready for the fight and to beat cancer, even until the very end when they know it’s terminal. Whenever anyone I know is ill, I always try and put myself in their shoes, though with cancer for me, it’s impossible. I don’t know if it’s just me, but I’ve always has the mindset that I’m superhuman and I will never get seriously ill.
I can’t imagine what it’s like being told you’ve got cancer.
The one thing I hope, is that if I’m ever told I have cancer that I’m as inspiring and brave as all the people I know that have survived or died from this awful disease."