Everyone deals with a cancer diagnosis in their own way. One of the things I found very difficult was that once I had lost my hair from chemotherapy, my private cancer became very public.
Holding onto my “sense of self” or self esteem during physically altering treatment was challenging.
Determined not to slide further into an emotional black hole, I concentrated on battling the side effects of treatment, (in my case- bald, breast-less, bloated from steroids, to name a few) the best way I could. From my experience I learned that when I looked better on the outside, it made me feel better on the inside. And it went a long way to reassuring my family that “I may be down…but I sure wasn’t out!”
It was from Ellen’s and my desire (and determination) to help other women prepare for the twists and turns of a cancer diagnosis, surgery and treatment that Cancer Be Glammed was born. I recently wrote an article called, Defending Your Life (Style) that was published in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. It features some of the things that I did to make me feel better, and get me through. Blog us with a comment and share your tips on the things that worked (or work) for you.