It can be made even harder when family and close friends see the end of your treatment as the end of you having cancer - but we know its as simple as that.
Coming out of a cycle of having regular visits to the hospital for treatment; seeing familiar faces at each visit, whether is be other patients or medical staff, can be a daunting times. it often feels like your safety net has suddenly been removed.
I walked out of my last radiotherapy treatment session and felt abandoned - cast adrift!
Many cancer survivors feel the same way. Your family, glad that your treatment is over, wants everyone to put it all behind them and move on, but we often find it hard to do so.
They often don't want to talk about the cancer, just at a time when we really need to talk about it, about how its affected us and how we feel. This can often leave us feeling isolated and alone, as we keep quiet so as not to upset anyone.
Often, well meaning friends can cause upset by saying that you look well, or that you must be glad to be back to normal. Many of us end up with long term side effects from out treatment and we often feel much worse that we ever did before the treatment started - but it is so hard to explain to someone who has not had cancer how bad the problems can be.
That's why support groups, either in the real world or online are vital in providing a safe place for people to come and talk to others who know exactly how you feel. You don't have to keep explaining things over and over again and why you feel so tired all the time; why you find it hard to adjust to the new normal; why you can't move on and forget about cancer.
WCSUK is just that sort of place. A safe place for women who have gone through, or are going through, womb cancer. Because we all understand what the other is going through, we know how we are all feeling.
We are, and will always be, there for each other.