read this recently resonates with so . I’ve of extended family not yet those anniversaries difficult, no anniversaries are as difficult as those that mark milestones in my stage IV metastatic breast cancer.
My grief anniversaries are now not only fixed dates when important parts of my treatment occurred but also experiences like going to an infusion center. While I’ve not seen any studies or literature, I believe that PTSD is a thing for cancer patients and it can be horribly debilitating. Horribly.
With the holidays approaching, more grief anniversaries approach. You see, anticipatory grief is a thing too. Those of us living with a terminal disease have no idea which holiday will be our last.
That’s a heck of a lot of grief to anticipate.