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I think I understand what you mean by that statement. Sometimes people are so caught up in the disease that they forget there is a world outside. PC is more than being sick, treatment, surgery etc. Yes this disease is tough and ever consuming but thankfully it has not defined me. No my life is not easy, I cannot work, I take lots of pills to get me through the day, I have pain almost every day and more issues too long to list.
There are things to celebrate that don't involve PC. Everyone is different and I would say don't ever dim your light to accommodate someone else's. It's one thing to be sensitive to someone else's needs but its completely another to deny your happiness, joy, struggle etc because someone may get offended because you're not sitting under a dark cloud with them.
I know people may get upset with this post so I will be clear. I did not say PC life is easy. I know first hand how difficult life and how fragile life is. Been there, done that. Yes it's hard to relate to others not in the cancer world as your life and priorities are different. But this board is filled with people in the cancer life and if they cannot feel comfortable to express themselves then I can understand why they left the board.
I hope people can post, get the help they need, get the support they are looking for. The board has been priceless to me and I hope I can share my experience with them.
Good luck to everyone. Hope you find the peace and information that you need.
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