A New You
My first diagnosis was about 7 years ago. I was 30 and just gave birth to my son. Since then my life has turned into a series of doctors appointments, scans and surgery. When you are diagnosed with cancer your life changes dramatically and you develop a new way of looking at yourself and the world.
You feel like your body has turned on you. Suddenly you're going through menopause and have more in common with women twice your age. When people find out what you have been through they are shocked and horrified because you are so young. Prepare yourself for sympathetic looks and comments from strangers.
Even though you feel like you are going through a never ending hell, there are positives. People will realise you are one of the toughest people they will ever meet. Not much will upset you, life's small things take on a different perspective and you learn to make the most of life while you can.
Keep wearing bikinis, your scars are impressive.
If it makes you happy, do it.
If you want those shoes, buy them.