Today I would like to take the Cancer Talk blog down a different path. I want to share a little more about my experience with cancer and what I will be able to provide for future blog posts. As some of you would have read on the Stories page, please feel free to go have a read, I was diagnosed with brain cancer when I was 11 years old. My treatment included 5 brain surgeries, 2 rounds of intense chemotherapy, and 35 radiation treatments. From these treatments, I now have an acquired brain injury which has left me with short-term memory loss, fatigue, headaches nearly every day, slower processing skills such as reading, writing and typing, and many other challenges.
In the Cancer Talk blogs, I like to focus on ways of coping with certain things either during cancer treatment or post-treatment. Every person who has experienced cancer will have different challenges in their life, depending on their type of cancer and what treatment they have. For myself, I can only give advice and tips on the types of things I have experienced, therefore I might not cover everything that may be included in your treatment or post-treatment. In saying this, there are and will be, many blog posts about my experiences with cancer that can assist pretty much everyone. Some of these posts include Boredom in Hospital. I will be posting more of these blogs in the future but today I just wanted to explain why I may not post tips or advice on things you might be experiencing.
If you would like to be featured on the Cancer Talk blog about something that I might not be able to cover, please feel free to email me through some details about your experience. The Cancer Talk email is Cancertalk@hotmail.com. I would be honoured to share some of your experiences and tips with everyone within the Cancer Talk community. On this note, if you would like me to talk about a certain topic please either send me an email or a quick message on the Cancer Talk Facebook page or Instagram page @Cancertalkfoundation.
Thank you so much for taking the time to read my blog posts and understanding my situation.