“I am not a brave person just a normal one that something bad happened to. It does not convey on me any special qualities of strength, goodness, piety or fortitude.”
“I’m not a martyr, no one needs to walk on eggshells or apologise!”
“I cope because I have to! I had no choice in this! I didn’t wake up one day and say Hey, lets do thyroid cancer today!”
Obviously these come from a carer’s perspective as Gaby, my nine year old daughter, doesn’t really have many views on the subject!!! But I’m sure my feelings are fairly similar to others who have it themselves!!