From time to time I’m asked why I go to treatment by myself. I’ve thought about this for months, perhaps longer (sorry Marcela!). It comes down to an answer that is quite simple; I like to have someone taking care of me, just me. If I go by myself, I’m not responsible for anyone. It’s my time that I can think about cancer–or not. I like me, I’m good company. Easy enough. Today, I head to the cancer center–alone–and feeling right about this moment I share with no one but myself.
Linda Carey is the co-creator of The Tutu Project and President of the Carey Foundation. She has been living with Metastatic Breast Cancer for fourteen years and is an advocate for the breast cancer community.