It feels like a door just slammed shut.
It feels like all your dreams for the future were just cancelled.
It feels like being put off a train at a station in a place not particularly pleasant or interesting, while everyone else gets to stay on the train and keep going somewhere lovely and exciting. And you don’t know if the train will ever be back for you.
Cancer feels like the end of something. The end of everything.
Dear friend; here’s what I really want you to know. I’ve been where you are now, and I’m here to tell my story. One day, you’ll tell your story too.
Come with me, cancer sojourner. Let me walk you through this part of your journey.
Here’s what I’ll be here to remind you of for the next little while as we journey together – despite what you may have thought about what it means to have cancer, wherever this road leads you, and how long or far you may journey, this is not the end. This is the beginning.
Soul Letters for the Cancer Sojourner is thirty chapters of encouragement, inspiration and support for those journeying through cancer, their friends, families and supporters. Written from a place of authenticity and hope, Jo Hilder’s Soul Letters gently brings into the light many of the real issues faced by those with cancer, offering Jo’s voice of experience and empathy laced with humor, joy and generosity.