Walking with Cancer & Codie
Walking with Cancer and Codie is a series of videos with Victoria and her Husky Codie as she finds her way around coping with a mum with cancer and mother in law with cancer.
The dog walking has helped to galvanise thoughts, let off steam, have a cry, laugh and even have a moan.
Everyone's experience with cancer is very individual, but it is hoped that some of you who watch will see that you are not on your own and your feelings and experiences are normal and valid.
Walking with Cancer & Codie - How Long ?
I've found that there is huge urge to timeframe cancer and survival. It seems odd that as we cling to hope for the future we also look to the end, asking how long. I've heard this phrase time and time again. Well wishers ask how long, nurses, friends, relatives.
The patient asks how long have I got ………. how long to plan for my funeral, get my house in order, go on holiday, do the bucket list, how long to say goodbye.
Time frames are demanded by us and doctors feel obliged to comply.
Any time frame is pure guess work, and statistically based. It does not take into the nuances of the patient's health and circumstances.
Really, really try not to get hung up on 'how long' and focus on the positives.
Surely, if we timeframe an illness we then have expectations of that time frame being reality. Time is real isn't it ? so time framing must be ? So I try to see the time frame of 'how long' as merely a dusty line in the sand, not a clock ticking life away.
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