The New Normal
You have been diagnosed with cancer. You have been treated for cancer. Now what? What is next? What is the new normal? How do you come to terms with all that transpired? How do you move forward?
During a crisis, such as a cancer diagnosis, our bodies are amazing in their ability take on the challenge. When the dust settles, however, our minds catch up and realize the implications of all that has transpired. The emotional impact can be intense. Cancer patients often struggle with how to process their journey and return to some sense of normalcy. In this section of Caring for Cancer, I examine all aspects of the “New Normal” phase.