Every single one of us who was diagnosed with cancer remembers that moment when we went from blissful ignorance of cancer, to concentrating our entire being on beating it back. We began the marathon with the process of initial diagnosis, which can take weeks or months and involves scary and painful testing. We pushed through to treatment, terrified to submit to surgery, chemotherapy and/or radiation, but courageously facing what needed to be done. Now, after that crazy time of tests, doctors, treatments, hospitalizations, chemo sessions, etc., we stand on the other side and ask ourselves – Where do we go now?
Welcome to that place. Where We Go Now is a community of people who have survived the cancer experience and lived to find a new life of resilience, focus and courage. At the beginning of our experience, all we wanted was to get back to our “real” life. But now we know life has been changed forever. Surprisingly, a lot of that change is for the better. We’re asking for more, living more deeply and reaching out. We treasure the amazing connections we’ve made throughout this journey with people who get the struggle.
There are many wonderful sites that provide information on treatment options and support groups for those undergoing treatment. But for those of us exploring the next phase, Where We Go Now is a place to meet and connect with others who truly understand what we've been through and who want to help each other revel in the new normal that is our life.