Thanks again to Scorchy @ Journeying Beyond Breast Cancer for reblogging this so I saw it!

Oh my yes, yes, and so much yes!

Some of my favorite parts:
– …less willing to be tolerant of what we may have put up with before cancer.
– …changes in the way you eat…
– …reappraise . . . our family relationships and friendships.

Journeying Beyond Breast Cancer

Can my life be normal after breast cancer?

This was one of the search terms used to direct a reader to my blog recently. I was really struck by the question, and I want to reach out to whoever it is who is asking it and try to answer it as best I can. I know it is a question many of us have struggled with, so it would be wonderful if you could join me in reaching out to this person and sharing your own thoughts and experiences.

When grappling with a question, my first port of call is always to the dictionary. I find I think clearer if I can define the question first.  Here is what I found when I looked up the definition of “normal” in the Oxford English Dictionary.


conforming to a standard; usual, typical, or expected


the usual, typical, or expected state…

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2 thoughts on “

  1. Thanks for reblogging my post on what happens after cancer treatment ends. I love the many different responses from readers – it just goes to show how varied our experiences are when it comes to cancer – there is no one size fits all!

  2. This was a pretty interesting discussion wasn’t it? I dislike the term “new normal” for a lot reasons, but having said that, one does have to pick up the pieces and figure out how to carry on after a diagnosis, when treatment ends and even if you’ll be in treatment for the rest of your life as a stage IV patient.

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