Connection with others who share a similar situation can create a sense of belonging. It’s scary and lonely to deal with illness all alone. And we can also feel very alone when we are done with treatment. Friends and family may not be as attentive as they were, people’s lives naturally move on, we move on. Yet concerns linger and the need to begin to integrate your experience is important.
Find others to talk with, to listen to, to play and explore with. You can join a group. Participate in online groups. Attend a workshop that is dealing with the themes that survivors live with in their lives. You may want to find a therapist who works with people who have been diagnosed with cancer. There are many options for you.
You don’t have to do this all by yourself.