Diem Brown was a contestant on Real World/Road Rules Challenge who was recently diagnosed with ovarian cancer for the second time!
She seems to be taking everything in stride though, blogging about her treatments, how she still wants children and all about cancer and fertility treatments.
"My main form of coping is, and has always been, denial. So it was impossible to deny I was sick when my hair fell out. I had to visually recognize I had cancer every time I looked in the mirror or adjusted my wig.
I was jealous of those who didn't have to lose their during cancer treatments because in my mind they could continue to walk down the streets without the visible side effects of having cancer."
So she needed a new approach.
She decided to try a new outlook on life.
"I have now come to realize that maybe I was (and am) the lucky one, because currently I have cancer, yet no one would ever know it from just looking at me. Even though I'm suffering from an illness, I've continued with life of a "normal" young adult in New York City.
Maybe I am the lucky one because once my chemo starts and I lose my hair, there will be a visible "tell" sign that I am sick to the outside world.
Sympathy is given through human nature to those who have "tells." As a society, we hold doors for the elderly, people with visible disabilities, or people in casts suffering from short-term setbacks. On the other hand, those who go through cancer with no "tells" don't get the same society care … they are treated as "normal" even though their insides are fighting for survival."
She seems like such a strong positive person and smart too.
We wish her nothing but the best and a full recovery!
If you wanna read her full blog post, you can check it out HERE!
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