← Return to Living with AYA cancer: Introduce yourself and meet others

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@colleenyoung

Hi Sarah, welcome!
Kudos to your team for telling you about Mayo Clinic Connect. Allow me to introduce you to @jessica0. She, too, discovered she had cancer while pregnant. @stephtubman was about the same age as you when she was diagnosed.

Going through cancer treatments from pre-COVID and then transitioning to all the new pandemic protocols in 2020 sure added an extra level of complexity and anxiety. How are you doing now? What do you find most challenging now that active treatment is finished?

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Thank you for the welcome! I'm doing well now and trying to adjust back to normal life after active treatment with work and family. I think what I find most challenging is that there is a new part of my identity, as a cancer patient or survivor, that I never expected to have attached to myself, at least not at this age. I have always loved writing, so I have been writing a lot to cope with everything that goes along with cancer during a pandemic and the recovery process. I had a few friends early on tell me to focus on something that I'm passionate about during treatment, and that advice has proved very helpful.

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