You Survived Cancer! What Now?

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Welcome to the club

A new chapter begins.

  • Elation and relief that comes from being out of the acute danger/treatment phase.
  • Fear and uncertainty around the possibility of the cancer coming back and other long term side effects of treatment.
  • Excitement and nervousness about returning to school, university, work or socialising with friends that you haven’t seen for a while.
  • Confusion and frustration with some things being more difficult than before and struggling to reconcile why your experience of life is different.
  • Anger at the periods of time that were lost while you were sick, while the outside world seemed to continue like nothing happened.
  • Guilt of not feeling joyful and grateful to be alive, you know that many others don’t make it to this point and so you question why did you survive and they didn’t?

What Now?

My 16th Birthday, not long after ending treatment for cancer.

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Mindset and Movement. Writing about life as an Australian Paralympian, cancer survivor and Qigong student/teacher.

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Adam Kellerman

Adam Kellerman

Mindset and Movement. Writing about life as an Australian Paralympian, cancer survivor and Qigong student/teacher.

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