So what did I learn?

  • As a cancer patient or as a cancer survivor, I’m not alone, unless I want to be.
  • I AM in control of my life, my health and my future.
  • If I need help or support, for any reason and at any time, I should ask for it.
  • Support and help can be found in the oddest of places – open your eyes
  • Laugh… often.
  • Don’t sweat the small stuff.
  • I’ll never be the same person I was before cancer but that’s something to be proud of and to embrace.
  • Use everything in life for good.  Learn from it, share with others and believe that it’s all for a reason and better purpose.
  • What I look like on the outside does NOT reflect who I am on the inside.
  • When I meet someone to share my life with, I’ll be ready to share my scars.
  • I share my experiences with some truly wonderful people and I’m honoured to do so.
  • Live every day, every hour, every minute and every second.

And did attending the Conference answer my questions that I had before attending?

  • How to realise I have a future and not just plan for the now.
  • How to feel comfortable with my new body image and feel that although I look different and am scarred that I can accept the new me… and maybe one day be able to be OK with a new partner seeing me too.
  • How to use my experiences to help others without dwelling on my personal issues.
  • How to eat better and be healthier and use natural foods to manage and keep cancer away.
  • How to be an inspiration to others both in my attitude, outgoing and learnings.

Hell yeah!  Thank you to each and every one of you who helped me get there and support my insane need to travel so far for answers.  Financially, emotionally or physically.  Love you all. xxx

Remember: I’m a person living with cancer NOT dying from it.

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