Steven explains how he felt isolated during his treatment. He discusses how he felt that the treatment areas were aimed more at making younger children feel more comfortable, which did not particularly help him, as he was 16 at the […]
Steven talks about how he felt isolated, as his friends and people his age could not understand his experience. He missed out on his teenage life, and found it difficult to make friends in the hospital. However, he bonded with […]
Steven remembers his diagnosis being very fast and he felt overwhelmed. He reached out to some of his school friends when he felt alone, which made him realise who he could rely on. He learnt that he would have to […]
Sarah remembers feeling sick at work, and thought it was nothing before her diagnosis. Her doctors are fighting against her insurance providers to get her treatment covered. However, Sarah remains generally positive about her condition.
Sarah was diagnosed at 15, and missed much of her social life. She finds it awkward to tell people about her cancer, and often doesn’t mention it. Sarah feels anxious when she thinks of the future, as she is used […]
Samantha was diagnosed on her 21st birthday. A surgery was scheduled, and she spent 6 weeks waiting and in pain until then. She was very unhappy during her treatment, until she met others her age who had cancer. Samantha is […]
Sam remembers having to be taken care of all the time during his treatment, and he missed a lot during his teenage years. He wanted to be treated as an adult during his treatment, and he sees his experience as […]
Ryan had just left high school when he was diagnosed, and was told he would be placed in a paediatrics unit despite him being 22. He recalls his friends visiting him very often, which helped him through his treatment and […]
Raeanna was a volleyball player when she was told she had a bone tumour. She recalls her first round of chemo, and how she realised her life would be completely different after her treatment. She decided she had to live […]
This week Fireside Friday explores self-care.
Toxic positivity this week.
This weeks topic, the new normal.