What’s On What I Wish I'd Known - Post Treatment Have you just finished your treatment? Wondering how you're going to navigate the mythical 'new normal' people talk about? Want to hear from other young adults about their experience? We've got you covered. We know that the effects of cancer live on way past treatment ending, which is why we've brought in the best experts we know: two young adults who have been there. When your treatment ends, many of your friends and family will be celebrating and expect you to feel like you're on top of the world, but you tell us that many of you feel far from that and it can be even harder than the treatment itself. Much is expected of you, especially from yourself. That's why we're bringing you the chance to connect with others who understand what it's like. We know each cancer experience is different, so remember some of the things you may hear during this event you may want to bank for later or may not be right for you. YOU'LL GO AWAY FROM THIS EVENT... Empower you to ask the right questions when talking with your medical/ oncology team during follow up appointments Able to seek support when you need it How to chat to friends and family about how you feel How to be kind to your mind Connected with others who are in the same boat and hopefully feeling less alone Understanding the ways Trekstock can help you along the way Meet your hosts: Ben was diagnosed with Hodgkins lymphoma at the age of 19 and is now over 10 years post-treatment. He is one of our Young Adult Ambassadors and he's attended a number of our events and taken part in our online Renew exercise programme. “Navigating life after treatment was a bit chaotic, to say the least! My consultant and the nurses were great during chemo, but as it wasn’t really their area they weren’t able to help me much after treatment. I didn’t know who to turn to, and everybody’s life post-treatment is different. I felt quite isolated when dealing with it! My biggest issue was connecting with other people; Trekstock wasn’t around at the time so I didn’t have anyone around me who just… got it! I’m looking forward to joining Trekstock for the event so that I can help people who are going through what I went through, and doing everything I can so that they don’t experience the same difficulties as me!” - Ben Yamour was diagnosed with non-Hodgkins lymphoma at the age of 21. She's attended many of our events and is currently helping us raise awareness of the inequalities in cancer. "Navigating life after cancer was like following your own shadow and not being able to see anything beyond the darkness. I felt like a bird trapped in a cage whilst my thoughts ran wild, I couldn’t understand how I was going to live my life post-treatment. I felt let down by my own body and was afraid to eat food, go out mixing in a social setting and so much more went through my head whilst on the surface I looked composed and calm, whilst the whirling storms swirled through my mind and soul. Trekstock was an organisation I found through my experience and I met most of my cancer chick friends through Trekstock, it was a sigh of relief. I was able to interact with others who were going through similar things and I loved each event. Hence why I would love to give back to a charity who helped me!" - Yamour Kirsty was diagnosed with osteosarcoma at the age of 30 and completed active treatment in October 2020. She's attended many of our events including our Sarcoma Meet & Move. "I am joining to talk about life after treatment because there is so much to talk about good and bad. From feeling thankful, achieving goals, gaining independence back, to feeling guilty, tackling work conversations, continuing hospital appointments, and dealing with the repercussions of treatment. No one size fits all but it’s great to share feelings, experiences and ideas." - Kirsty Booking for this event has now closed.