Health Activist Writer’s Month Challenge Day 12 #HAWMC

Day twelve of the WEGO Health Activist Writer’s Month which I have signed up for – a month dedicated to the art of writing about health. Today’s writing prompt:

If you could go back in time and talk to yourself on the day of diagnosis, what would you say?

Oh how I wish I could go back in time!  Knowing what I know now there is so much I wish I could have told myself.

I would have said, I know you are in shock right now, but the shock will wear off and you will get through this even though there will be times when you are convinced you won’t.

I would have said, don’t feel pressured into treatment decisions until you have all the facts. The doctors won’t mention the impact of chemotherapy on your fertility, so you will have to be proactive in doing so and finding the information you will need. You only have a small window of opportunity in which to do this, so don’t waste it.

I also wish I had been able to read this sensible and reassuring advice from The Pink Underbelly, but I was yet to encounter the wonderful support to be found online – Words Of Wisdom For The Newly Diagnosed.