Cancer infertility can happen as a side effect of cancer treatment, regardless of your gender or age. What if cancer infertility
Karin Sieger is a UK-based psychotherapist, writer and boat dweller. She specialises in personal transitions, endings, making peace and the emotional impact of cancer. Karin has been diagnosed with breast cancer twice. Her writing is jargon-free, personal and non-preaching, done from her orange houseboat in the Thames. Prior to training as a psychotherapist, Karin worked 25+ years in inter/national consumer and media research. Things she value most: integrity, authenticity and human kindness. To find out more visit KarinSieger.com. Sign up to Karin's newsletter: http://eepurl.com/ccvgcQ Watch her videos on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCo8uhHx2fuF7z7CfOt3vtDw
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One Minute I Was Ok, The Next Helpless And Frail; Coping With Sudden Life-Changing Illness Or Injury
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It provided a frame for my experience, which was so dark and nebulous, that I almost lost track of everything including my sense of self. I was on a journey, literally ticking off the days of my treatment, never knowing how many days I may have left to tick off.
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On the anniversary of David Bowie's death I am reminded, that you and I are part of a shared humanity. There is so much we can give to each other, from near or afar to help strengthen our humanity.
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The diagnosis, illness and treatment had been like a massive earthquake, destroying everything. How was I going to rebuild? Was there time to rebuild? My life has been shortened. While the diagnosis was not terminal, predictions vary. So much uncertainty.
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