I wrote my light-hearted journal to help me face my fears. Not only did it do that but it also helped me realise that nothing is as bad as it at first appears. I didn't write every day, just when the need arose. It might help you, if you're newly diagnosed!
I was encouraged by hospital staff and other patients to try to put it in the public arena so am looking into getting it published, perhaps on the web. (non-profit making to me, but perhaps to a Cancer Charity.)
Here are a couple of extracts:
Thursday September 21st
I'm so lucky! I've been 'fast-tracked' for tests at my local hospital. It's a Centre of Excellence for breast cancer. A whole day is arranged for mammograms, biopsies and ultrasound. I'd imagined it would all be very dramatic but it's surprisingly routine. These people know what thy're doing, they do this every day.
As we walk back to the car-park I look uo at the threatening sky. Only I can see the vast, sturdy hospital umbrella sheltering me.
If you think getting my Journal published is a good idea, do let me know.