One of the biggest surprises to me during the past year is the amount of support available to cancer fighters. I know about them now, but at the beginning, I had no idea the number of resources we could have been taking advantage of! When you first have a diagnosis, your brain is going a million miles a minute, and you don’t always have time to seek out these resources.
It’s been a while since I posted an update regarding Tommy’s treatment! A lot has happened in the past two months, and we are in a great spot, so I wanted to fill you all in with what we’ve been up to.
Recently I came across a picture being shared on social media that brilliantly illustrated grief. It is called “The Ball and the Box Analogy”. Lauren Herschel originally posted the photo (shown below) with the explanation that the button represents the pain you feel from grief and loss.
I’ve never been good at meditating. I attempted to practice various methods in college but always found myself getting distracted, getting bored, and eventually getting up off the floor to do something else. I had essentially given up, finding daily journaling to have the centering effect I was seeking through meditation. Recently a friend recommended I give it another go.
I have spoken before about the positives (its even difficult for me to type that) of cancer, and they can be undeniable a lot of the time. That being said, I haven’t felt positive this week. Nothing bad happened, treatments are going really well, but I just felt like my positivity was forced/false. My most prominent emotion was anger.