Jun 04, 2002 - 3:30 pm
This is my first time writing to the list, and I hope that you can provide me with some of your insight and experience. As a 7 year survivor (I was diagnosed and treated at age 16)I still find it hard to balance life as a survivor. I have read your stories about fatigue, weight gain, etc. and have many of the same problems- and don't really know if there is a way for me to live life as a "normal" 23 year old. Where do you draw your boundaries-how far do you push yourself, and when do you say: "I can't do that" or "I cannot do it now, or this way, but I will find a way."? How far can and do you push yourself? And how do you deal with the ups and downs of being a survivor? I am grateful for any responses.