Pre-cancer I was pretty good about getting most of my annual check-ups (hello cold speculum) but there are a few things I wish I would have known about my health before the lung cancer diagnosis. Things that probably weren’t a big deal pre-diagnosis but now that I’m on a cancer protocol I wish I had a baseline to compare to.
When I was diagnosed 8 months ago we had a lot of conversations around the mental challenges that came with the diagnosis. Facing fears and managing grief were a daily task, sometimes hourly. But nobody prepared me for the time when I would have to actually get on with living life. My purpose was literally survival and now it’s…living?