Finding your TRIBE


No Half Measures

We’ve all heard the saying “it takes a village” when applied to child-rearing. I would submit that this same idea applies to life and, particularly, dealing with a terminal illness. Now, as an introvert, I subscribe to the onion theory of relationships, i.e., the closer anyone gets in a relationship to me, the smaller the circle. When I was diagnosed, I had that onion pretty well established, but I realized very quickly that I needed to create a new category. Reaching out for support to strangers creates a great deal of anxiety internally for me, so that was not easy.

One thing I’ve learned over and over in the two years I’ve been living with Stage IV metastatic breast cancer is that having a group of supportive metastatic men and women to turn to is not just a helpful thing, it’s a necessity. When I encountered issues with women diagnosed…

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About Jonathan Caswell

Mr. Caswell has been composing poetry at least since High School. He has been on WORD PRESS for ten years and contributes to two other blogs beside this one. This blog has a Christian emphasis but all bloggers are welcome. Mr. Caswell chooses to---with permission--re[post material of interest

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