Please read some of the stories and experiences that have been kindly shared with us.
I think it’s really healthy to talk about it but I don’t want to speak to my friends and family because I think, ‘who wants to listen to me?’ I often think back to how I was before my mum died and I can’t remember the person I was. Because you just change. You can’t explain how you change but you change.
The counselling came at just the right time for me. I think Anne was the perfect counsellor for me. A gift from life. It gave me the opportunity to share and explore what was really going on beneath my crumbling surface. It allowed me to safely answer questions and face some truths.
I think when you shut down your emotions other unwanted emotions surface and I think that’s what happened with me. To kind of hold it all together, I put a lid on things and I don’t think that’s very healthy.
I came across We Hear You and the counselling there was so helpful. My counsellor didn’t just sit there and say you’ve done amazing she asked about the relationships I had with people around me and my feelings about the cancer.
I’d wake up in the middle of the night just thinking. You go to bed thinking about it and then suddenly something would happen, a thought would come into your mind and you’d think the worst.