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Facing Forward: Life After Cancer Treatment

  • Posted: 07/31/2012

Reflection

courage doesn't always roar.
sometimes courage is the
quiet voice at the end of the day saying,
"i will try again tomorrow."

- mary anne radmacher*

The end of treatment can be a time to look forward to the future. New rituals and new beginnings can bring a sense of relief and joy. It may also be a time of physical and emotional change. Now that treatment is over, try to take time to get back in tune with yourself. Allow healing time for you and your family members and caregivers. Think about what you can do to begin living without cancer as a main focus.

Whether good or bad, life-changing situations often give people the chance to grow, learn, and appreciate what's important to them. Many people with cancer describe their experience as a journey. It's not necessarily a journey they would have chosen for themselves. But it sometimes presents the opportunity to look at things in a different way.

*Used with permission.