Last week I was at a wonderfully moving talk at Maggie's Edinburgh by Sophie Sabbage. I had not heard of her, nor her book (The Cancer Whisperer). If you get a chance, read this one. She is a most inspiring, energising woman who has her own personal cancer journey to go through - but her approach has made me question many of the day-to-day acceptances I've made with my treatment to date. When I was first diagnosed, I started out questioning and researching everything. Recently I feel that I've started to slow my natural challenging approach, and that I've been "institutionalised" a little. And I don't like it.
I've now got so many ideas again, and am looking to set up appointments to discuss alternative complementary options. I feel that I'm taking charge again. It may not make a lot of difference in the long run (after all nobody has their own "control" version to compare with what would have happened if we didn't make that particular decision) but I feel alive again.
This is the link to Sophie's site sophiesabbage.com/ (for those of who haven't heard of her like me).