The Cancer Rollercoaster

Life In Extremis


From the moment I was first diagnosed with cancer I have been flying along at high speed without the chance to catch my breath. The Cancer Rollercoaster can suddenly throw me down into troughs of pain and fear and then I ride high again on hope and good wishes. As every cancer patient knows, the highs and lows we go through can be extreme.
I feel I am going from one major trauma to the next without a pause, without a chance to process any of it in my mind or allow myself the time to feel the sadness and anger and grief that go along with cancer.

Results days are always difficult. I feel pulled in two, half of me wants to get it over with as soon as possible as I think the more information I have the better I am able to deal with what’s happening. The…

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