A cancer diagnosis can be devastating – and knowing where to turn in the wake of it can be overwhelming.
But the One Step at a Time campaign, the work of teams here at the CCG and Princess Alexandra Hospital, is seeking to ease that burden for patients and professionals.
They have produced a booklet and two videos, one through the eyes of a patient who is also working within the health profession and an animated version.
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One Step At A Time is a first hand account from a patient living with cancer.
Being diagnosed with cancer is a real shock....it has no respect for age, gender or ethnicity.
You are now a member of a club that you didn’t want to be part of.
Breaking the news to loved ones can be very hard.
It’s ok not to be ok
Always remember it is ok noto to be ok.
You won’t feel ‘brave’ or ‘positive’ every day…. be kind to yourself.
Dig deep as its going to be a bumpy ride.
Just keep one foot in front of the other.
Help and support
There is so much help and support available.
You might find that in family, friends or support groups and online.
Delegate – get people to provide practical help.
Your nurse and consultant are key to providing the right advice at the right time…. too much information can be overwhelming.
Thoughts for the Day
Whatever cancer throws your way, we’re right there with you.
With the new day comes new strength and new thoughts.
Love those who will love you when you have nothing to offer buy your company.