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I wanna tell, heaven and hell.

Have any of you survivors ever experienced… well, chemo flashbacks?


It’s been almost a year since I had chemo, but every now and then I’ll get really tired, nauseous, and I swear I can smell/taste the chemo in my nose and mouth… it usually lasts for a couple of hours and it’s so gross and unsettling. Just wanted to know if maybe I’m going crazy and need to call a psych?

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The Lost Coast, California.
My wish for you is that you continue. Continue to be who and how you are, to astonish a mean world with your acts of kindness. Continue to allow humor to lighten the burden of your tender heart. Maya Angelou (via sunflower-mama)

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Q: Emery, what would you tell someone who wants to kill themselves? Is there any advice that you would give to help them or stop them from doing something harmful? I don't know what to do anymore and I think this is it


I wrote this in response to someone who couldn’t think of reasons to stay alive (xxxx). You know, I have a very hard time coming up with the right things to say to people when they ask me this. And it isn’t because I think life is something that we should end when we feel like it. It’s because it is such a heavy thing. I don’t know where you are or where you’ve been, but I know that this isn’t it for you. I’ve gotten to that point way too many times and when I feel like I don’t know what to do anymore, I just don’t do anything. I surrender and I lay there or I drive around way too much or I take walks around the city and try to read a book that doesn’t do anything for me. I just surrender and let go. I was at that point a couple weeks ago and it was about to storm. I climbed onto my roof and just sat there in the dark and watched the pink clouds roll by and the lightning in the distance. The wind was strong and all of the leaves were flipped. I just sat there by myself and I didn’t really think anything after thinking way too much for weeks. When it started to rain I climbed back in my room and laid on my bed a different way than I usually do. I turned everything off and listened to the storm and watched my room light up over and over again and then I smiled. It’s not that all of the sudden life made sense, because it didn’t at all, I just stopped trying to make sense of anything. There will be days, weeks, months of heaviness and you won’t know where to put your hands most of the time and you won’t know how to talk to people about anything. These long moments are alive and they are not permanent. They flow just as much as you do. When you feel like you can’t take it anymore, just feel it all but don’t act on it. Stand in the shower sobbing and stare at your skin and kneel on the floor, but get out and dry your skin and wipe your eyes. Drive to work and let yourself think about crashing your car, but park it in the parking lot. Walk inside and do your job. Come home and hang out with friends even if you don’t want to. Let yourself smile. At the end of the day, lay in your bed. Acknowledge the holes in your heart and cry if you have to, but go to sleep so you can wake up in the morning. You’ll do this enough and then something will happen, like a thunderstorm, and you’ll just kind of surrender. You’ll just say okay. And it’s not that your pain wins. It doesn’t. It won’t. You just kind of come back to the same level as the rest of the world. And then you keep floating up over the next few days. There is so much letting go to do all of the time and it doesn’t need to hurt. You will get the hang of it. Surrender to the storm and float through it. If you feel that you need to call a hotline, please google it (I don’t know what country you live in). If you feel like therapy would help, make sure to get that. Talk to a family member or a friend or a counselor if you need to. Eat fruits and pasta and veggies and ice cream. Do yoga. Go on walks. Stare at trees. Listen to great music. Go out with friends. Sleep in. Wake up early. Go on long drives at night. Dress fancy. Be gentle with yourself. There’s so much love coming to you. 

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