When I was undergoing chemo treatments, I did everything in my power to look ‘normal’. I did not want people that did not know me to see me as a sick person. That confused some of the people that did know me. You see, I was strong. My mindset was: I am healthy. I always paused, and I find myself still doing it, but pausing before I speak. I need to fully understand what I am hearing to respond. I have to fully think about what I am saying too.
This is a story I can relate to and maybe you can too.