Your First Diagnosis...
…might not be your last. It may not be clear from the radio piece, but what in part made my experience so emotionally difficult was that my diagnosis got substantially and unexpectedly worse mid-stream.
My understanding now is that this is a not uncommon occurrence. Yet, when you read the books, this scenario is rarely discussed or appropriately stressed, in my opinion. The impression you get from the materials is that you get your cancer along with a neat little note about its grade and stage and everything proceeds tidily according to plan. While this would be nice (especially for a planner like me!) it is, simply, not always the case.
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