Nicole remembers the hardest part of her diagnosis was being unable to live a “normal” teenage life. She missed out on what her friends were doing whilst she was having her treatment, which was very hard for her.
Michelle wanted to feel like a teenager, as she was diagnosed even before she started high school. She missed out on all the activities her friends were doing, making her feel isolated.
Katherine remembers people not being as involved with her after she left the hospital the first time. She felt isolated from her friends, who were able to be social and go out more often. Katherine attends a post-treatment group where […]
Jo discusses how she took on her “tough” identity, until she started losing her hair, which made her feel very separate and different compared to other people her age. She lost most of her friends from school, making her feel […]
Caitlin recalls her friends not believing that she had cancer, and that they did not have a very good reaction. Caitlin was isolated from her friends, and began feeling angry towards her situation. After this, she changed her angry or […]