Thoughts on Cancer & Covid Life
Published on April 27, 2020
It has occurred to me that our eventual reentry to post-COVID real life will be similar.
With cancer, there is no one moment when you can celebrate the end. Even after chemo ends. It can take weeks for your body and mind to feel normal. Even after you are done with treatment, there are still five years of follow-up tests, scans and doctor visits. It was hard to know how to and when to celebrate. So I learned to celebrate the little victories: my first cup of coffee or taste of chocolate after chemo (both tasted terrible on chemo), the day I could get back to the swimming pool at the YMCA, my first beer, my hair growing back…all of these were small victories over time that were signposts that I was getting back to “normal” and I was mindful to celebrate each one of them.