Not a member yet? He and Annette have written about their experiences, and are ardent activists. It is expected that patients would be jubilant on finishing treatment, in fact, the opposite sometimes occurres. But mine was in the larynx, or voice box. I was passionate in my resistance to telling the story that other people seemed to want to hear——of lessons learned, of cancer as a transformative experience. Our family was like a little island.
Clearly, a stable intimate relationship is helpful to survivors.
Teen osteosarcoma survivor: ‘I can still do anything’
We try to help each other remember that. People who are in your little circle of friends know you and love you. The tumor in her neck was almost two centimeters or about an inch long, and the cancer had spread into four out of five nearby lymph nodes. Once he was able to eat normally, he began to reclaim the life of a teenager. It was like a hell ride because I was so sick. I lost my hair for two years, from age eleven to age thirteen.