What WWGN Can Do For You:
You've been through a lot, haven't you? It's not easy being diagnosed with cancer, going through testing, treatment, surgeries, chemotherapy, radiation, and the like. Cancer becomes your full-time job and life is radically changed.
And then it's over. Treatment is finished. That day you've been waiting for has finally arrived and you should be overjoyed. But you're not.
Instead, you're bone-tired, lost, lonely, stressed, afraid, abandoned and confused. Your support network is unraveling. You don't see your health professionals on a weekly basis any more. Your family and friends are desperate to put cancer behind them. But you are only just beginning to understand the emotional fallout of living with cancer.
You don't have to dig yourself out alone. We are here to keep the conversation going with other survivors who "get it." We'll talk about everything and anything, because supportive sharing is the only way to create inspired healing, wellness and live out loud joy.
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What You Should Know About Debbie:
Cancer is just the tip of my iceberg. Before my diagnosis, I survived family dysfunction, being laid off, a cheating boyfriend, miscarriages and infertility. Once I got cancer, I got the "cancer survivor" label. But the truth is that long before I heard the words, "You have cancer," I was a practiced survivor of life.
Not that getting that diagnosis didn't knock me for a major loop. How would I tell my husband and two children? How could I figure out what to do? Was I able to shoulder the loneliness, anger, and stress? Who was I now that I knew I could get sick? Where did I want to go now with my life?
I worked through my questions slowly and painfully - those years were the worst of my life. But, slowly I found myself again with the help of wonderfully supportive family, friends, fellow survivors and professionals. Their help and encouragement created a burning passion in me - to keep a supportive community around me always.
That's why WhereWeGoNow was born. I believe in creating inspired healing, wellness and live out loud joy! And I believe in sharing this "new normal" life of cancer survivorship with you.
If this is your first time here - Welcome! The best way to jump into the WWGN community is to sign up for my monthly newsletter and get your FREE copy of the WhereWeGoNow Manifesto - "20 Intentions for Your Inspired Survivorship" and the WhereWeGoNow Gifts & Losses List Workbook.
Getting through cancer with "a little help from my friends" left me with undying gratitude and an intense need to give back. I am presently a member of the Oncology Community Advisory Board of the Carol G. Simon Cancer Center at Overlook Medical Center and work with The Connection's Pathways Women's Cancer Teaching Project. I also volunteer with Cancer Hope Network, offering one-on-one support to cancer patients and family members. I also blog at The Huffington Post on mind/body issues. One of my greatest joys is meeting other inspired survivors and WWGN members at my workshops and speaking engagements.
So let's get going! Share the love, leave me comments, send me emails (firstname.lastname@example.org), post my stuff (with credit to yours truly) and join me on Facebook and Twitter. I'm thrilled you are here!
Survival > existence,