Natalia - Live your Life

Natalia talks about life after cancer as a young person and the benefits of sharing experiences at a Live your Life workshop.  

Natalia pictured with her dog

I have always said that life without cancer was actually harder than life with it. I really struggled when I entered remission. On the outside, I resembled a cancer patient, but inside I felt like a completely different person; someone I did not recognise and who could not relate to the person I saw in photos. I did not trust my body and I despised it physically. 

Two years on, my journey with cancer certainly has not ended. At a time when everyone thinks you are happy and able to live your life again; when people stop asking whether you are okay and when support systems often fade away, I believe that attending a Live Your Life workshop is useful. It can be a place to momentarily offload, share doubts, fears and concerns with others. The Live your Life workshops allow people to realise that just because the doctors say your cancer has finished, perhaps the journey and the reality of cancer has only just begun.