As a 16-year-old high school senior, I had a sudden, massive heart attack with no prior health problems and wasn't expected to live through the night.I waited nine months to receive a life-saving heart transplant.The first day I wore my wig, I was convinced that everyone knew.
I've found it's important to give yourself and your body the permission to rest when you need it, and not to beat yourself up about it when you do.
I was still recovering from the idea that I could die.
I didn't want anyone else thinking that when they looked at me.
In my next blog installment, I'll talk about some of the approaches I've found effective in figuring out when and how to tell a date about cancer and other health issues.
Not everyone feels up to dating during cancer treatment.