ABOUT CANCER SURVIVORS
After going through a continuous time of treatment, it can sometimes be difficult to fully move on and heal from past experiences. Experiencing fear, grief, loneliness and similar types of emotions are normal for cancer survivors to encounter. It’s highly important to take the proper path in order to fully acknowledge these recurring feelings. Thoroughly recovering from pain and cancer treatments are not only about healing the body, but the mind as well.
Often there are feelings of worry that continuously take place. This can include fear of recurrence an occurrence of anxiety after treatment has ended. This can eventually lead to worry about the future. Being concerned about physical appearance, due to physical changes from treatment can bring upon concerns. Moreover, feelings of sorrow such as sadness after treatment ends takes place. Depression, due to changes and loss can lead to an overwhelming amount of stress. Feelings off grief and guilt, which are responses to understanding certain losses and thinking about self-blame after treatment has ended can happen. Often times, these feelings of uncertainty, anger, emotional numbness, and spiritual distress are all emotions that happen when trying to fully recover after treatment has ended.
These many emotions that take place, can be difficult to cope with on your own. It’s important to talk about what’s being felt and experienced, in order to adjust to a new way of life. A major part in recovering is talking about your emotions, and completely acknowledging each part of them will help you learn ways to cope with certain feelings, and slowly grow through these thoughts. Working with cancer is never the same when it comes to each individual and their own experience, since it can differ depending on the type of cancer, age, and other factors. We work with young adults diagnosed with cancer as well as any age group, while creating a comfortable and unique environment based upon my training and experience.