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    Should cancer patients risk to divorce an unhappy marriage?

    Human beings have been given a free will. Once you are diagnosed with cancer, your ability to choose remains – however, your options in life are significantly reduced. Amongst many others, two major aspects will be concerned: your relationship and your job. Is it necessary to settle in an unhappy marriage and safer to compromise? Should cancer warriors stay or go? Continue Reading

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    Hoobies for Spoonies

    A diagnosis turns your whole life upside down and changes your point of view. It makes adaptations necessary – in many areas. One of the things I wondered about was if the leisure time activities I liked were still alright for me or whether I had to find new ones. Continue Reading

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    After the diagnosis: pregnancy and birth

    I had tried to bring some kind of balance into my life: The cancer diagnosis was something to worry about and the pregnancy was completely normal. That was how it seemed to be at the beginning. Only a month after I had been given my prognosis, it changed, though. Suddenly, the pregnancy was a concern as well. Continue Reading

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    My diagnosis: Changing the approach

    If you are puzzled after having read the story of my diagnosis so far, I can assure you that we did not have a clue either after having received this new information. Of course, I started to do some maths and calculated that I had about eight more years to live. I would not reach 50, but I could keep the baby. Could I? We knew we had to see an obstetrician as soon as possible.

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    My diagnosis: Shaping the future

    My body felt alienated. I had to force myself to take care of it, but I felt obliged because of my pregnancy. Meditation helped a bit, though sleep was my preferred escape. I decided to stop bothering about the consequences of each and everything I did. Taking all the risks into account would mean ceasing to exist. And if something “caused cancer”,… well; I already had cancer, so what? Continue Reading

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