Every cancer journey is unique, and everyone's personal story is different. But COVID-19 has given many people the chance to see the world from the shoes of a cancer survivor.
Every cancer journey is unique, and everyone's personal story is different.
We have all dealt with the current COVID-19 pandemic in our own way. But we all have some shared experiences. It is difficult to ignore the similarities between being placed into an immediate and indefinite quarantine, with those of a cancer diagnosis. At least for me, anyway.
Think WAY back to before "COVID" was a term you constantly heard and thought about. Check off everything you have personally experienced, giving yourself one point for each that applies to you.
How did you do? Did you check of more than 10? What if you reviewed the list again, but specific to your cancer encounter? Not everyone is the same.
But personally, if I read through this list as it related to my cancer journey, I'd end up checking off the same points as it relates to thinking about COVID. In fact, I’d check all of them. The experiences are strikingly similar, and the lessons are the same. Appreciate the now. Be safe. Be smart. Make the best decisions for you and your loved ones. And, don't ever allow yourself to regret today.