Welcome guest blogger Michelle Young of 4Women, an organization that sinpires women to feel as beautiful as they did when they had hair. Their motto to cancer patients, alopecia patients or any woman or girl suffering from medical hair loss: ”Just because you lost your hair does not mean you have lost your sense of style.” Thank you Michelle for sharing!
It’s on the calendar – date, time and place, an appointment you never imagined yourself having to keep, treatment. It is still a couple weeks away, which means you have plenty of time to imagine what it will be. If you are at all like me, you might find yourself imagining every shade of worst-case scenario, with the degree of “worse” growing exponentially with each passing hour or day. In the words of blogger Chemobabe, “The Present Tense of crisis is fueled by adrenaline, colored by anxiety.” While we may not have much choice about keeping that appointment on the calendar, we do have choices when it comes to the thoughts we choose and the actions we take. Our goal is to not just cope with the reality of cancer, but to turn our anticipation, reluctance, and fear into a determination to imagine and create our own best-case scenarios. (more…)